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COSMOS 2478 (GLONASS)

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COSMOS 2478 (GLONASS) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37938
Int'l Code: 2011-071A
Perigee: 19,107.8 km
Apogee: 19,180.1 km
Inclination: 66.0 °
Period: 676.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 25514 km
RCS: 3.1623 m2 (large)
Launch date: November 28, 2011
Source: Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR) (CIS)
Launch site: PLESETSK MISSILE AND SPACE COMPLEX (PKMTR)

COSMOS 2478 is a Glonass M satellite. The Glonass system broadcasts navigation signals to Russian military and civilian users around the world. It is Russia's counterpart to the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System. Glonass M satellites are built by ISS Reshetnev and designed to function for seven years. COSMOS 2478 will join a network of spacecraft at nearly full capacity. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, reported 23 Glonass satellites were operational as of Nov. 28, 2011.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37938U 11071A   22143.36064103 -.00000071  00000-0  00000+0 0  9993
2 37938  65.9910   4.5741 0014182 220.8909 310.4814  2.13015305 81717
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC