Kosmos 2434


Kosmos 2434
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2007-065A [1]
SATCAT no.32393 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 721
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass1415 kg [2]
Dimensions1.3 m diameter [2]
Power1540 watts [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2007, 19:32 (2007-12-25UTC19:32Z) UTC
RocketProton-M/DM-2 [2]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Entered service8 February 2008
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit [3]

Kosmos 2434 (Russian: Космос 2434 meaning Cosmos 2434) 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 2435 and Kosmos 2436.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 721.[1]

Kosmos 2434 / 2435 / 2436 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 19:32 UTC on 25 December 2007. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2007-065A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 32393.[1]

It is currently part of the GLONASS constellation in the first orbital plane, orbital slot 13. It started operation on 8 February 2008.[4]·[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  5. ^ "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.