Glonass-K is a next-generation navigation satellite intended for the GLONASS positioning system. Glonass-K provides positioning and timing data available to marine, terrestrial and aeronautical users worldwide at any given place, time, season and weather conditions. The Glonass-K satellite will boost the system’s accuracy, enhance its operational characteristics and expand application opportunities. The satellite also carries COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue payloads to relay signals from users in distress.
|Launching mass:||935 kg|
|Power supply system:||1600 W|
|Flight test beginning:||February, 26, 2011|
|Launch vehicle:||Soyuz-2.1b (Fregat upper stage)|