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Cosmos 2426

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-062B

Description

Cosmos 2426 is a navigational satellite in the Russian Glonass fleet that was launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 20:18 UT on 25 December 2006. Until this launch the fleet consisted of 11 operational craft plus five that were often switched off. The full operational fleet of 24 craft is expected to be completed by 2009 with Cosmos-K models, developed with participation of the Indian Space Agency, ISRO. Though an 18-craft fleet is sufficient for operation in Russia, a fleet of 24 is needed for global coverage.

Alternate Names

  • 29671
  • Glonass 717
  • Cosmos2426

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-12-25
Launch Vehicle: Proton-K
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • 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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