Kosmos 2442

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Kosmos 2442
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2008-046A[1]
SATCAT № 33378[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 724
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 September 25, 2008, 08:49 (2008-09-25UTC08:49Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/DM-2[2]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[3]

Kosmos 2442 (Russian: Космос 2442 meaning Cosmos 2442) is one of a set of three set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2008 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2443 and Kosmos 2444.

This satellites is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 724.[1]

Kosmos 2442/3/4 were launched from Site 81/23 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 08:49 UTC on 25 September 2008. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designators 2008-046A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 33378.[1]

It is currently part of the GLONASS constellation in the third orbital plane, orbital slot 18. It started operation on 26 October 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.