Proton-M Briz-M
3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2475, Kosmos 2476, Kosmos 2477)

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Proton-M/Briz-M Rocket

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Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was scheduled to launch a Proton-M/Briz-M rocket as part of the 3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2475, Kosmos 2476, Kosmos 2477) mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Fri, Nov 4th, 2011, 8:51 AM EDT from 81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M/Briz-M and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2475, Kosmos 2476, Kosmos 2477)

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.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M/Briz-M

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