3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2488, Kosmos 2489, Kosmos 2490)

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Medium Earth Orbit 81/24 (81P) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.

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Proton-M

Family: Proton / UR-500
Configuration: Blok DM-03 Enhanced

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Proton-M
  • Family
    Proton / UR-500
  • Variant
    Blok DM-03 Enhanced
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-M Blok DM-03 Enhanced
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 24 Failures: 4 Pending: 10

Agency Type: Government

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad: 81/24 (81P)


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