GLONASS 743 Maneuvers toward New Position

February 13, 2013  - By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.

According to tracking data from NORAD/JSpOC, GLONASS 743 experienced a delta-V maneuver on or about February 12 as it approached its new orbital position at Slot 8 in Plane 1.

Note that GLONASS 743 is not currently in service but will likely rejoin the active constellation once the move is completed, replacing GLONASS 701K in the broadcast almanac.

Although GLONASS 701K, the test GLONASS K1 satellite, is currently transmitting on frequency channel -5, it continues to be set unhealthy in the almanac.

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