Kosmos 2396 (Russian: Космос 2396 meaning Cosmos 2396) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2002 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2394 and Kosmos 2395.

Kosmos 2396
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2002-060B[1]
SATCAT no.27618[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 793
Spacecraft typeUragan
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 25, 2002, 07:37 (2002-12-25UTC07:37Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 81/23
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[2]

This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, also known as Uragan, and is numbered Uragan No. 793.[1]

Kosmos 2394/5/6 were launched from Site 81/23 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-K carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 07:37 UTC on 25 December 2002. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2002-060B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 27618.[1]

It was in the third orbital plane in orbital slot 20. It is no longer part of the GLONASS constellation.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  4. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-03.