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Uragan-K2 (GLONASS-K2, 14F160)

Uragan-K2 [ISS Reshetnev]

The prototype Uragan-K2 (GLONASS-K2) satellites are improved versions of the Uragan-K (GLONASS-K) navigation satellite series.

The first two Uragan-K2 satellites use the new flat format KAUR-4N bus, while the operational Uragan-K2 satellites revert to a bus derived from the Uragan-K1 version.

Besides the GLONASS navigation payload, these satellites carry several hosted payloads:

  • a KOSPAS-SARSAT international search-and-rescue transponder
  • a military search and rescue transponder
  • the SKYaI nuclear detection payload
  • a classified military payload, likely the Ruveta SIGINT payload

The first launch was planned for late 2019, but delayed to 2023.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Navigation
Operator:
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (ex NPO Prikladnoi Mekhaniki, NPO PM)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: KAUR-4N
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 1645 kg
Orbit: 19100 km × 19100 km, 64.8
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2569 (Uragan-K2 #1, GLONASS-K2 13L) 2023-114A 07.08.2023 Pl LC-43/3 Soyuz-2-1b Fregat
Kosmos 2xxx (Uragan-K2 #2, GLONASS-K2 14L) - 2023 Pl Soyuz-2-1b Fregat

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