Kosmos 2417

Summary

Kosmos 2417 (Russian: Космос 2417 meaning Cosmos 2417) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2005 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2418 and Kosmos 2419.

Kosmos 2417
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2005-050C [1]
SATCAT no.28917 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 798
Spacecraft typeUragan
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2005, 05:07 (2005-12-25UTC05:07Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/DM-2[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[2]
Slot22
 

This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, and was the last one to be launched. Subsequent launches were GLONASS-M, and the two satellites it launched with were also GLONASS-M. GLONASS satellites are also known as Uragan, and it is numbered Uragan No. 798.[1]

Kosmos 2417 / 2418 / 2419 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 05:07 UTC on 25 December 2005. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2005-050C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28917.[1]

It was the third orbital plane in orbital slot 22 and is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  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.