Kosmos 2474
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2011-055A[1]
SATCAT no.37829[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 742
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[2]
Launch mass1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 2, 2011, 20:15 (2011-10-02UTC20:15Z) UTC
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
Semi-major axis25,506 kilometres (15,849 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,100 kilometres (11,900 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,156 kilometres (11,903 mi)[1]
Inclination64.81 degrees[1]
Period675.67 minutes[1]

Kosmos 2474 (Russian: Космос 2474 meaning Cosmos 2474) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2011 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 742.[1][4]

Kosmos 2474 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket with a Fregat upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 20:15 UTC on 2 October 2011. The launch successfully placed the satellite into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2011-055A. The United States Space Command assigned them the Satellite Catalog Numbers 37829.[1][4][5]

It was due to be launched on 25 August 2011 but was postponed due to the failed launch of Progress M-12M the day before. It was rescheduled to 25 September, and then to 1 October before being launched on 2 October.[5]

It is in the first orbital plane used by GLONASS, in orbital slot 4.[5][6][7]

See also


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  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Podvig, Pavel (3 October 2011). "Glonass-M satellite joins the constellation". Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  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.