|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|COSPAR ID||2005-050B |
|SATCAT no.||28916 |
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1415 kg |
|Dimensions||1.3 m diameter |
|Power||1540 watts |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 25, 2005, 05:07UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/24|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit |
Kosmos 2418 (Russian: Космос 2418 meaning Cosmos 2418) 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 2417 and Kosmos 2419.
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 2005-050B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28916.