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Kosmos 2433 (Russian: Космос 2433 meaning Cosmos 2433) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2007 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2431 and Kosmos 2432.

Kosmos 2433
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2007-052A[1]
SATCAT no.32275[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 720
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 26, 2007, 07:35 (2007-10-26UTC07:35Z) UTC
RocketProton-K/DM-2[1]
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
 

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 720.[1]

Kosmos 2431/2/3 were launched from Site 81/24 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 07:35 UTC on 26 October 2007. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2007-052A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 32275.[1]

It is part of the GLONASS constellation, in the third plane, orbital slot 19. It started operation on 25 November 2007.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  5. ^ "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)