Kosmos 2403


Kosmos 2403
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2003-056C [1]
SATCAT no.28114 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 795
Spacecraft typeUragan
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 10, 2003, 17:42 (2003-12-10UTC17:42Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/Briz-M [1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit [2]

Kosmos 2403 (Russian: Космос 2403 meaning Cosmos 2403) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2003 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2402 and Kosmos 2404.

This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, also known as Uragan, and is numbered Uragan No. 795.[1]

Kosmos 2402 / 2403 / 2404 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 17:42 UTC on 10 December 2003. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2003-056C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28114.[1]

It was in the first orbital plane in orbital slot 4. It is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-03.