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Cosmos 2396



Cosmos 2395 is one of three glonass fleet spacecraft that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 07:38 UT on 25 December 2002. They extend the current, depleted fleet of nine spacecraft to 12, which will grow further to a fleet of 18 spacecraft by 2004, and to 24 by 2005. (The original fleet had 24 spacecraft in the 1980s.)

Alternate Names

  • 27618
  • Cosmos2396
  • Glonass 793

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-12-25
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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