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Cosmos 2474



Cosmos 2474, a Glonass M Russian navigation satellite, was launched from Plesetsk on 02 October 2011 at 20:15 UT. The satellite weighed 1,414 kg and was launched by a Soyuz 2-1B rocket. Cosmos 2474 joined the Glonass constellation that currently consists of 23 operational satellites and four satellites either in tests or undergoing maintenance. The satellite was deployed in the first orbital plane of the constellation. It restores the Glonass satellite fleet to full capability for the first time since 1996, giving the system reach around the world.

Alternate Names

  • 37829
  • Cosmos2474
  • Glonass 742

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-10-02
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1b
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 1414 kg

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Forces (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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