|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|COSPAR ID||2006-062B |
|SATCAT no.||29671 |
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1415 kg |
|Dimensions||1.3 m diameter |
|Power||1540 watts |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 25, 2006, 20:18UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/24|
|Entered service||3 April 2007|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit |
Kosmos 2426 (Russian: Космос 2426 meaning Cosmos 2426) 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 2425.
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 2006-062B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29671.