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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
  • Orbit: Medium Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $65,000,000

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.

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

Location


81/24 (81P)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/24 (81P) has witnessed the launch of 92 rockets, including 92 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

81/24 (81P)

Rocket


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

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.

Proton-M Blok DM-03

Agency


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.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
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