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Kosmos 2485 (Russian: Космос 2485 meaning Space 2485) is a Russian military satellite launched in 2013 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system.

Kosmos 2485
Glonass-M small. CeBIT 2011 Samstag PD 110.jpg
Glonass-M satellite model
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
COSPAR ID2013-019A[1]
SATCAT no.39155[1]
WebsiteGLONASS status
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGLONASS No. 747
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass1,414 kilograms (3,117 lb) [2]
Dry mass250 kg[2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 26, 2013, 05:23 (2013-04-26UTC05:23Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-2-1b/Fregat [2][3]
Launch sitePlesetsk 43/4
ContractorRussian Aerospace Defence Forces
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit
Semi-major axis25,712 kilometres (15,977 mi)[1]
Eccentricity0.0064[1]
Perigee altitude19,169 kilometres (11,911 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,499 kilometres (12,116 mi)[1]
Inclination64.74 degrees[1]
Period683.87 minutes[1]
 

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 747.[1]

Kosmos 2485 was launched from Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. A Soyuz-2-1b carrier rocket with a Fregat upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 05:23 UTC on 26 April 2013. The launch successfully placed the satellite into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2013-019A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 39155.[1]

The satellite is in orbital plane 1, in orbital slot 2.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2013-019". Zarya. n.d. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Glonass-M spacecraft launch". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ "Russia Launches New GLONASS-M Satellite". Ria Novosti. 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)