Kosmos 2460


Kosmos 2460 (Russian: Космос 2460 meaning Cosmos 2460) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2010 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2459 and Kosmos 2461

Kosmos 2460
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2010-007C[1]
SATCAT no.36402[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 732
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 dateMarch 1, 2010, 21:19 (2010-03-01UTC21:19Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
Semi-major axis25,505 kilometres (15,848 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,123 kilometres (11,882 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,132 kilometres (11,888 mi)[1]
Inclination64.77 degrees[1]
Period675.63 minutes[1]

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 732.[1][4]

Kosmos 2459/60/61 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 21:19 UTC on 1 March 2010. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2010-007C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 36402.[1][4]

It is in the third orbital plane of the GLONASS constellation, in orbital slot 23. It started operations on 28 March 2010.[5][6]

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  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. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  6. ^ "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.