Kosmos 2425

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Kosmos 2425
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2006-062A[1]
SATCAT № 29670[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 716
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, 2006, 20:18 (2006-12-25UTC20:18Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/DM-2[1]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[3]

Kosmos 2425 (Russian: Космос 2425 meaning Cosmos 2425) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2006 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2424 and Kosmos 2426.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 716.[1]

Kosmos 2424/5/6 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 20:18 UTC on 25 December 2006. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2006-062A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29670.[1]

It is in the second orbital plane in orbital slot 15. It started operations on 12 October 2007.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. n.d. 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.