Kosmos 2434

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Kosmos 2434
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2007-065A[1]
SATCAT № 32393[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 721
Spacecraft type Uragan-M
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass 1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power 1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch date December 25, 2007, 19:32 (2007-12-25UTC19:32Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/DM-2[2]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[3]

Kosmos 2434 (Russian: Космос 2434 meaning Cosmos 2434) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2007 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2435 and Kosmos 2436.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 721.[1]

Kosmos 2434/5/6 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 19:32 UTC on 25 December 2007. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2007-065A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 32393.[1]

It is currently part of the GLONASS constellation in the first orbital plane, orbital slot 13. It started operation on 8 February 2008.[4][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. undated. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03.