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Kosmos 2396

Kosmos 2396
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2002-060B[1]
SATCAT № 27618[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 793
Spacecraft type Uragan
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch date December 25, 2002, 07:37 (2002-12-25T07:37Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/DM-2M[1]
Launch site Baikonur 81/23
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[2]

Kosmos 2396 (Russian: Космос 2396 meaning Cosmos 2396) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2002 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2394 and Kosmos 2395.

This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, also known as Uragan, and is numbered Uragan No. 793.[1]

Kosmos 2394/5/6 were launched from Site 81/23 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 07:37 UTC on 25 December 2002. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2002-060B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 27618.[1]

It was in the third orbital plane in orbital slot 20. It is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[3][4]

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