Kosmos 2424

Summary

Kosmos 2424
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2006-062C [1]
SATCAT no.29672 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 715
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass1415 kg [2]
Dimensions1.3 m diameter [2]
Power1540 watts [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2006, 20:18 (2006-12-25UTC20:18Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/DM-2 [1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Entered service3 April 2007
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit [3]
Slot14
 

Kosmos 2424 (Russian: Космос 2424 meaning Cosmos 2424) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2006 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2425 and Kosmos 2426.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M. It was assigned GLONASS-M №15 number by the manufacturer[4] and 715 by the Ground Control.[5]


Kosmos 2424 / 2425 / 2426 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 20:18 UTC on 25 December 2006. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2006-062C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29672.[1]

It is in the second orbital plane in orbital slot 14. It started operations on 3 April 2007.[6]·[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Спутниковая система ГЛОНАСС – основа единой системы координатно–временного обеспечения Российской Федерации" [GLONASS is the foundation of timing and location needs of Russian Federation] (PDF) (in Russian). Space Research Institute. 14 November 2006. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ СОСТОЯНИЯ ОРБИТАЛЬНОЙ ГРУППИРОВКИ ГЛОНАСС" [History of GLONASS constellation] (PDF) (in Russian). glonass-svoevp.ru. 8 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  7. ^ "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.