Kosmos 2527

Summary

Kosmos 2527
Glonass-M small. CeBIT 2011 Samstag PD 110.jpg
Glonass-M satellite model
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2018-053A[1]
SATCAT no.43508[1]
WebsiteGLONASS status
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGLONASS No. 756
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 dateJune 17, 2018, 21:46 (2018-06-17UTC21:46Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-2.1b/Fregat [2][3]
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
ContractorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit
Semi-major axis25,507 km (15,849 mi)[1]
Eccentricity0.0006485[1]
Perigee altitude19,120 km (11,880 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,153 km (11,901 mi)[1]
Inclination64.71 degrees[1]
Period675.7 minutes[1]
Epoch21 October 2018
 

Kosmos 2527 (Russian: Космос 2527 meaning Space 2527) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2018 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. 756.[3]

Kosmos 2527 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 21:46 UTC on 17 June 2018. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2018-053A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 43508.[1]

The satellite is in orbital plane 1, in orbital slot 5.[4] As of October 2018 it remains in operation.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: COSMOS 2527 (GLONASS)". n2yo.com. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Anatoly Zak. "GLONASS network". RussiaSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Stephen Clark (June 18, 2018). "Navigation satellite launched to join Russia's Glonass network". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 21.10.2018". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.