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 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

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M/Blok DM-03 Enhanced

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