Kosmos 2434

Summary

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.

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]
Slot13
 

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]

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ReferencesEdit

  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.