Glonass-M (Kosmos 2485)

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-M (Kosmos 2485)

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1B/Fregat Rocket

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1B/Fregat rocket as part of the Glonass-M (Kosmos 2485) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri Apr 26th 2013 1:23 AM from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Glonass-M (Kosmos 2485)

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.


43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces


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