Kosmos 2418
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2005-050B [1]
SATCAT no.28916 [1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 713
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[2]
Launch mass1415 kg [2]
Dimensions1.3 m diameter [2]
Power1540 watts [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2005, 05:07 (2005-12-25UTC05:07Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/DM-2[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
Slot24
 

Kosmos 2418 (Russian: Космос 2418 meaning Cosmos 2418) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2005 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2417 and Kosmos 2419.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M. It was assigned GLONASS-M №13L number by the manufacturer[4] and 713 by the Ground Control.[5]

Kosmos 2417 / 2418 / 2419 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 05:07 UTC on 25 December 2005. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the International Designator 2005-050B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 28916.[1]

It was the third orbital plane in orbital slot 24. It is no longer in the GLONASS constellation.[6][7]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Testoyedov, Nikolay (2015-05-18). "Space Navigation in Russia: History of Development" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "ИСТОРИЯ СОСТОЯНИЯ ОРБИТАЛЬНОЙ ГРУППИРОВКИ ГЛОНАСС" [History of GLONASS constellation] (PDF) (in Russian). glonass-svoevp.ru. 8 July 2015. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  7. ^ "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.