Kosmos 2417


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]

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.

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]

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.