|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|COSPAR ID||2007-052C |
|SATCAT no.||32277 |
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1415 kg |
|Dimensions||1.3 m diameter |
|Power||1540 watts |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 26, 2007, 07:35UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 81/24|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit |
Kosmos 2431 (Russian: Космос 2431 meaning Cosmos 2431) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2007 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2432 and Kosmos 2433.
This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 718.
Kosmos 2431 / 2432 / 2433 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 07:35 UTC on 26 October 2007. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2007-052C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 32277.