Final GLONASS-M Satellite Passes Tests

August 3, 2015  - By
Artist's rendering of the GLONASS-M satellite.

Artist’s rendering of the GLONASS-M satellite.

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The last of the GLONASS-M satellites (serial number 61) has been built and has passed all acceptance tests, reports the July 20 issue of Sibirskii Sputnik (Siberian Satellite), the internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev. It will join eight other GLONASS-M satellites in storage on the ground awaiting launch between now and 2017.

Following the launch of the last GLONASS-M satellite, 11 GLONASS-K1 satellites will be launched through 2020. The GLONASS-K2 model is currently under development and will be launched beginning in 2017, according to a presentation made by ISS Reshetnev at the Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems held in Krasnoyarsk in May 2015.


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