Kosmos 2404
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2003-056A [1]
SATCAT no.28112 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 701
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 10, 2003, 17:42 (2003-12-10UTC17:42Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[2]

Kosmos 2404 (Russian: Космос 2404 meaning Cosmos 2404) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2003 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2402 and Kosmos 2403.

This satellite is the first GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M. It was assigned GLONASS-M №11L number by the manufacturer[3] and 701 by the Ground Control.[4]

Kosmos 2402 / 2403 / 2404 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 17:42 UTC on 10 December 2003. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2003-056A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28112.[1]

It was in the first orbital plane in orbital slot 6. It is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[5]·[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Спутниковая система ГЛОНАСС – основа единой системы координатно–временного обеспечения Российской Федерации" [GLONASS is the foundation of timing and location needs of Russian Federation] (PDF) (in Russian). Space Research Institute. 14 November 2006. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ СОСТОЯНИЯ ОРБИТАЛЬНОЙ ГРУППИРОВКИ ГЛОНАСС" [History of GLONASS constellation] (PDF) (in Russian). glonass-svoevp.ru. 8 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  6. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-03.