Launch of first Glonass-K2 satellite postponed until 2022

July 26, 2021  - By
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Russia has postponed the launch of its first next-generation Glonass-K2 satellite until early in 2022, according to a report from TASS. The launch was originally scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year. The delay is due to a portion of onboard equipment requiring further work following a ground-based test run.

Glonass-K2 is the next-generation navigation satellite of Russia’s GLONASS positioning system. The K2 satellites are expected to provide navigation precision of less than 30 cm.

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