Kosmos 2449

Summary

Kosmos 2449 (Russian: Космос 2449 meaning Cosmos 2449) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2008 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2447 and Kosmos 2448.

Kosmos 2449
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2008-067B[1]
SATCAT no.33467[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 729
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[2]
Launch mass1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2008, 10:43 (2008-12-25UTC10:43Z) UTC
RocketProton-M/DM-2[2]
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
 

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 729.[1]

Kosmos 2447/8/9 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 10:43 UTC on 25 December 2008. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2008-067B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 33467.[1]

It is not currently part of the GLONASS constellation. It became operational on 12 February 2009 and was withdrawn for maintenance on 10 September 2012. It is still in orbital slot 8 in orbital plane 1.[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.