Kosmos 2425


Kosmos 2425 (Russian: Космос 2425 meaning Cosmos 2425) 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 2424 and Kosmos 2426.

Kosmos 2425
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2006-062A[1]
SATCAT no.29670[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 716
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
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Entered service12 October 2007
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M. It was assigned GLONASS-M №16 number by the manufacturer[4] and 716 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 2006-062A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29670.[1]

It is in the second orbital plane in orbital slot 15. It started operations on 12 October 2007.[6]·[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Testoyedov, Nikolay (2015-05-18). "Space Navigation in Russia: History of Development" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  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.