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.
|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 25, 2002, 07:37UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/23|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
This satellite is a GLONASS satellite, also known as Uragan, and is numbered Uragan No. 793.
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.
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