GLONASS-M satellite launched in Russia

September 22, 2017  - By
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The launch of a GLONASS-M navigation satellite took place on Sept. 22, reports the ISS Reshetnev website.

The launch of GLONASS-M spacecraft No. 52 was carried out from the Plesetsk launch site by a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket and a Fregat upper stage.

The satellite was built by the Information Satellite Systems company.

By now, the satellite has oriented to the Sun and Earth. Specialists of the Main Test Center in Krasnoznamensk, together with workers from ISS Reshetnev, began to check the working of the service systems of the satellite.

Upon completion of the checks, GLONASS-M No. 52 will be introduced into the GLONASS  constellation. In orbit, the new satellite will replace another spacecraft now working beyond its design life.

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