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3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2470, Kosmos 2471, Kosmos 2472)

Proton-M Blok-DM-03

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Failure

Mission

3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2470, Kosmos 2471, Kosmos 2472)

Type: Navigation

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, Republic of Kazakhstan

1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

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

Rocket

Proton-M Blok DM-03 – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Family: Proton / UR-500
Length: 58.2 m
Diameter: 7.4 m
Launch Mass: 712 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2100 kg

The Proton-M Blok DM-03 was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 2010-12-05. Proton-M Blok DM-03 has 4 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. Proton-M Blok DM-03 is a four stage Russian heavy lift launch vehicle derived from the Soviet Proton launch vehicle.

It is a Proton-M with an added DM-03 Fourth stage.

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot

Country: RUS

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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