Kosmos 2494
Glonass-M satellite model
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2014-012A[1]
SATCAT no.39620[1]
WebsiteGLONASS status
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGLONASS No. 754
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS[2]
Launch mass1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) [2]
Dry mass250 kg[2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 23, 2014, 22:54 (2014-03-23UTC22:54Z) UTC
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
ContractorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit
Semi-major axis25,519 km (15,857 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude19,129 km (11,886 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,153 km (11,901 mi)[1]
Inclination64.82 degrees[1]
Period676.18 minutes[1]
Epoch25 March 2014

Kosmos 2494 (Russian: Космос 2494 meaning Space 2494) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2014 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. 754.[3]

Kosmos 2494 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 22:54 UTC on 23 March 2014. The launch successfully placed the satellite into a Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2014-012A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39620.[1]

The satellite is in orbital plane 3, in orbital slot 18.[4] As of April 2014 it remains in service.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: COSMOS 2494 (GLONASS)". n2yo.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Glonass-M spacecraft launch". TsENKI. April 26, 2013. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Stephen Clark (March 23, 2014). "Fresh Glonass navigation satellite launched by Russia". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 27.03.2014". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. March 27, 2014. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2014.