Kosmos 2522


Kosmos 2522
Glonass-M small. CeBIT 2011 Samstag PD 110.jpg
Glonass-M satellite model
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2017-055A[1]
SATCAT no.42939[1]
WebsiteGLONASS status
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGLONASS No. 752
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[2]
Launch mass1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) [2]
Dry mass250 kg[2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateSeptember 22, 2017, 00:02 (2017-09-22UTC00:02Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-2.1b/Fregat [2][3]
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
ContractorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit
Semi-major axis25,508 km (15,850 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,150 km (11,900 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,124 km (11,883 mi)[1]
Inclination64.71 degrees[1]
Period675.7 minutes[1]
Epoch31 March 2018

Kosmos 2522 (Russian: Космос 2522 meaning Space 2522) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2017 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 752.[3]

Kosmos 2522 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 00:02 UTC on 22 September 2017. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2017-055A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 42939.[1]

The satellite is in orbital plane 2, in orbital slot 14.[4] As of March 2018 it remains in operation.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: COSMOS 2522 (GLONASS)". n2yo.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Anatoly Zak. "GLONASS network". RussiaSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Stephen Clark (September 22, 2017). "Replenishment satellite launched into Russia's Glonass navigation fleet". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 31.03.2018". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018.