Kosmos 2482


Kosmos 2482
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2013-001A
SATCAT no.39057
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeStrela-3M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[1]
Start of mission
Launch dateJanuary 15, 2013, 16:24 (2013-01-15UTC16:24Z) UTC
Launch sitePlesetsk 133/3[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth

Kosmos 2482 (Russian: Космос 2482 meaning Cosmos 2482) is a Russian military store-dump communications satellite launched in 2013, together with Kosmos 2483 and Kosmos 2484.

This satellite is a Strela-3M/Rodnik satellite, a modification of the civilian Gonets satellites.[3]

Kosmos 2482 was launched from site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A rokot carrier rocket with a Briz-KM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 16:24 UTC on 15 January 2013. The launch successfully placed the satellite into low earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2013-001A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39057.[3][4][5][6]

The launch was postponed from 8 December 2012 and was the first launch of a Rokot since the 28 July 2012 launch of Kosmos 2481, another Rodnik.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Strela-3M (14F132)". Gunter Dirk Krebs. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ "Kosmos-2482, Kosmos-2483, Kosmos-2484 spacecrafts launch". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ a b "2013-001". Zarya. n.d. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  4. ^ "Trio of Russian military satellites launched by Rockot". Spaceflight Now. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  5. ^ "Russia replenishes classified satellite network". Russian Space Web. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  6. ^ a b "Russia Launches Three Military Satellites". RIA Novosti. 2013-01-15. Archived from the original on 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-04-28.