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Glonass-M (Kosmos 2500)

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Glonass-M (Kosmos 2500)

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

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1653 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Agency

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKO

Country: RUS

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