Kosmos 2475
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2011-064C[1][2]
SATCAT no.37869[1][2]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 743
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[3]
Launch mass1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [3]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [3]
Power1,540 watts[3]
Start of mission
Launch dateNovember 4, 2011, 16:51 (2011-11-04UTC16:51Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[4]
Semi-major axis25,476 kilometres (15,830 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,018 kilometres (11,817 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,178 kilometres (11,917 mi)[1]
Inclination64.78 degrees[1]
Period674.47 minutes[1]

Kosmos 2475 (Russian: Космос 2475 meaning Cosmos 2475) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2011 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2476 and Kosmos 2477.

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 743.[1][5]

Kosmos 2475/6/7 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 16:51 UTC on 4 November 2011.[6] The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2011-064C. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 37869.[1][5]

It is in the first orbital plane of the GLONASS constellation, in orbital slot 8. It started operations on 20 September 2011.[6][7]

See also


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  2. ^ a b "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  3. ^ a b c d e 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.
  4. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b Podvig, Pavel (2011-11-04). "Successful launch of three Glonass-M satellites". Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces. Russian Forces. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  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.