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Cosmos 2431

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2007-052C

Description

Cosmos 2433 is one of the three latest craft to join the Russian GLONASS fleet of navigational satellites. They were launched by a Proton-K rocket from Baikonur at 7:35 UT on 26 October 2007. The launch had been delayed until Kazakhstan lifted the ban on Proton launches after the explosion of a Proton-M (on 6 September), spilled 219 tonnes of toxic heptyl fuel. The GLONASS fleet will be completed in 2008, expanded to 24 satellites from the current 13, to become fully operational at all hours of a day.

Alternate Names

  • 32277
  • Glonass 718
  • Cosmos2431

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-10-26
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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