Kosmos 2484

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Kosmos 2484
Mission type Communications
Operator VKO
COSPAR ID 2013-001C
SATCAT № 39059
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Strela-3M
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS[1]
Start of mission
Launch date January 15, 2013, 16:24 (2013-01-15UTC16:24Z) UTC
Rocket Rokot/Briz-KM[2]
Launch site Plesetsk 133/3[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth

Kosmos 2484 (Russian: Космос 2484 meaning Cosmos 2484) is a Russian military store-dump communications satellite launched in 2013, together with Kosmos 2483 and Kosmos 2482.

This satellite is a Strela-3M/Rodnik satellite, a modification of the civilian Gonets satellites.[3]

Kosmos 2484 was launched from site 133/3 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A rokot carrier rocket with a Briz-KM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 16:24 UTC on 15 January 2013. The launch successfully placed the satellite into low earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2013-001C. The United States Strategic Command (the successor of the United States Space Command) assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39059.[3][4][5][6]

The launch was postponed from 8 December 2012 and was the first launch of a Rokot since the 28 July 2012 launch of Kosmos 2481, another Rodnik.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Strela-3M (14F132)". Gunter Dirk Krebs. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Kosmos-2482, Kosmos-2483, Kosmos-2484 spacecrafts launch". TsENKI. undated. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "2013-001". Zarya. undated. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Trio of Russian military satellites launched by Rockot". Spaceflight Now. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Russia replenishes classified satellite network". Russian Space Web. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Russia Launches Three Military Satellites". RIA Novosti. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-04-28.