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Cosmos 2439

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2008-025D

Description

Cosmos 2439, Cosmos 2438, and Cosmos 2437 are the latest group of Russian civilian relay satellites in the Gonets-D1M series that were launched by a Rokot rocket from Plesetsk at 15:20 UT on 23 May 2008. Some reports provide the names as Gonets-D1M 4, Gonets-D1M 3 and Gonets-D1M 2. Each has a mass of 250 kg and power 10 W, enough to relay text messages across Russia. Eventually, the GONETS-D1M fleet will have 36 craft, with six craft per orbital plane.

Alternate Names

  • 32956
  • Cosmos2439
  • 2008-025D

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-05-23
Launch Vehicle: Rokot
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown Russia

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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