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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.

Rokot / Briz-KM

Family: Rokot
Configuration: Briz-KM

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    107 T
  • Thrust
    1870 kN
Family
  • Name
    Rokot / Briz-KM
  • Family
    Rokot
  • Variant
    Briz-KM
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Rokot / Briz-KM
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

(VKO)

Successes: 17 Failures: 3 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/24 (81P)


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