Kosmos 2477

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Kosmos 2477
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2011-064B[1][2]
SATCAT № 37868[1][2]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 745
Spacecraft type Uragan-M
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS [3]
Launch mass 1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [3]
Dimensions 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [3]
Power 1,540 watts[3]
Start of mission
Launch date November 4, 2011, 16:51 (2011-11-04UTC16:51Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M[3]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[4]
Semi-major axis 25,476 kilometres (15,830 mi)[1]
Eccentricity 0.0031[1]
Perigee 19,018 kilometres (11,817 mi)[1]
Apogee 19,178 kilometres (11,917 mi)[1]
Inclination 64.78 degrees[1]
Period 674.47 minutes[1]

Kosmos 2477 (Russian: Космос 2477 meaning Cosmos 2477) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2011 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2475 and Kosmos 2476.

This satellites is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 745.[1][5]

Kosmos 2475/6/7 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 16:51 UTC on 4 November 2011.[6] The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2011-064B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 37868.[1][5]

It is in the first orbital plane of the GLONASS constellation, in orbital slot 7. It started operations on 18 December 2011.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2011-064". Zarya. undated. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Glonass-M spacecraft launch". TsENKI. undated. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Successful launch of three Glonass-M satellites". Russian Forces. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  7. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03.