Proton-M/Blok DM-03 Enhanced | 3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2488, Kosmos 2489, Kosmos 2490)

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Proton-M/Blok DM-03 Enhanced Rocket

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Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was scheduled to launch a Proton-M/Blok DM-03 Enhanced rocket as part of the 3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2488, Kosmos 2489, Kosmos 2490) mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Sun, Dec 5th, 2010, 5:25 AM EST from 81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M/Blok DM-03 Enhanced and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2488, Kosmos 2489, Kosmos 2490)

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

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

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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