LAUNCH CENTER

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Mon Mar 01 2010
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

3 x Glonass-M (Kosmos 2459, Kosmos 2460, Kosmos 2461)

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM EST

(March 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM EST

(March 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM EST

(March 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Navigation
    • Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    81/24 (81P)