Kosmos 2516


Kosmos 2516 (Russian: Космос 2516 meaning Space 2516) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2016 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system.

Kosmos 2516
Glonass-M small. CeBIT 2011 Samstag PD 110.jpg
Glonass-M satellite model
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2016-032A[1]
SATCAT no.41554[1]
WebsiteGLONASS status
Mission durationPlanned: 7 years
Actual: 4 years, 5 months[2]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGLONASS No. 753
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[3]
Launch mass1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) [3]
Dry mass250 kg[3]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [3]
Start of mission
Launch dateMay 29, 2016, 08:44 (2016-05-29UTC08:44Z) UTC
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
ContractorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
End of mission
Last contactNovember 2020 (2020-12)[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit
Semi-major axis25,508 km (15,850 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,159 km (11,905 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,101 km (11,869 mi)[1]
Inclination64.70 degrees[1]
Period675.7 minutes[1]
Epoch30 January 2017

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 753.[4]

Kosmos 2516 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket with a Fregat upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 08:44 UTC on 29 May 2016. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2016-032A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 41554.[1]

The satellite is in orbital plane 2, in orbital slot 11.[5]

Kosmos 2516 experienced a depressurization event in November 2020, which permanently disabled the satellite after four years in service. GLONASS-K 15 (No. 705), launched on 25 October 2020, was repurposed as its replacement.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: COSMOS 2516 (GLONASS)". n2yo.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Новейший "Глонасс-К" сменит вышедший из строя аппарат, рассказал источник" [Newest Glonass-K to replace failed satellite, source says]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). December 26, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e Anatoly Zak. "GLONASS network". RussiaSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Stephen Clark (May 31, 2016). "Russia's navigation network receives new satellite". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 30.01.2017". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.