Kosmos 2524 is a Russian reconnaissance satellite part of its ELINT Liana program. Developed and built by TsSKB Progress and KB Arsenal, it was launched on December 2, 2017. It is based on the Yantar satellite's bus.[2]

Kosmos 2524
Mission typeReconnaissance
OperatorRussian Armed Forces
COSPAR ID2017-076A[1]
SATCAT no.43032[1]
Mission duration4 years, 10 months and 2 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerTsSKB Progress
KB Arsenal[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 2, 2017 (2017-12-02) 10:43 UTC
RocketSoyuz 2-1B
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Semi-major axis7,282 km (4,525 mi)
Periapsis altitude905.0 km (562.3 mi)
Apoapsis altitude917.1 km (569.9 mi)
Period103.1 minutes
Liana program


Despite the launch failure of another Soyuz 2-1B rocket just four days before, Kosmos 2524 launched on December 2, 2017, from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 at 10:43 UTC. It was launched to a low Earth orbit with a periapsis of 905.0 km (562.3 mi), an apoapsis of 917.1 km (569.9 mi) and an inclination of 67.1°, allowing it to cover much of the world.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Technical details for satellite COSMOS 2524". N2YO.com - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  2. ^ a b c "Lotos-S1 (14F145)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  3. ^ Hyl, Philip; s (2017-12-04). "Russia launches electronic intelligence satellite Cosmos 2524 in quick Soyuz 2 operational return". Seradata. Retrieved 2021-12-10.