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Second GLONASS-K1 Satellite Launch Coming November 30

November 6, 2014  - By

The second GLONASS-K1 satellite on its way to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Photo: CANSPACE Listserv

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.


According to ISS Reshetnev, the manufacturer of GLONASS satellites, the second GLONASS-K1 satellite (serial number 12L) has just been delivered to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. It is now being prepared for launch November 30. The launch date had previously been set as November 20.

Reshetnev made a number of production design changes to this GLONASS satellite, allowing an expansion of the functionality of the satellite and an improvement its performance. The satellite will transmit five navigation signals in three frequency bands: L1, L2, and L3. The satellite is built on the unpressurized Express-1000K platform. The designed lifetime of the satellite is 10 years.

For the latest schedule of launches, see our Upcoming GNSS Satellite Launches page.

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