World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kosmos 2425

Article Id: WHEBN0037360208
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kosmos 2425  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kosmos 2424, Kosmos 2426, List of GLONASS satellites, GLONASS, ION (satellite)
Collection: Kosmos Satellites, Spacecraft Launched by Proton Rockets, Spacecraft Launched in 2006
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kosmos 2425

Kosmos 2425
Mission type Navigation
Operator Russian Space Forces
COSPAR ID 2006-062A[1]
SATCAT № 29670[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft GC 716
Spacecraft type Uragan-M
Manufacturer Reshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass 1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions 1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power 1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch date December 25, 2006, 20:18 (2006-12-25T20:18Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-K/DM-2[1]
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Medium Earth orbit[3]

Kosmos 2425 (Russian: Космос 2425 meaning Cosmos 2425) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2006 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2424 and Kosmos 2426.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 716.[1]

Kosmos 2424/5/6 were launched from Site 81/24 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 20:18 UTC on 25 December 2006. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2006-062A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 29670.[1]

It is in the second orbital plane in orbital slot 15. It started operations on 12 October 2007.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.