Glonass-M satellite model
|Operator||Russian Aerospace Defence Forces|
|Spacecraft||GLONASS No. 755|
|Launch mass||1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) |
|Dry mass||250 kg|
|Dimensions||1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||June 14, 2014, 17:16UTC|
|Launch site||Plesetsk 43/4|
|Contractor||Russian Aerospace Defence Forces|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
|Semi-major axis||25,519 km (15,857 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||19,129 km (11,886 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||19,153 km (11,901 mi)|
|Epoch||15 June 2014|
Kosmos 2500 (Russian: Космос 2500 meaning Space 2500) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2014 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was the 2,500th satellite to receive a Kosmos designation
This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 755.
Kosmos 2500 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket with a Fregat upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 17:16 UTC on 14 June 2014. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2014-032A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 40001.
The satellite is in orbital plane 3, in orbital slot 21. As of August 2014 it remains in operation.
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