ISS-Reshetnev completes tests on Glonass-K

Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems has completed ground verification testing of its next-generation navigation spacecraft Glonass-K.

During the first stage of verification the Glonass-K spacecraft was submitted to a variety of tests - thermal, dynamic, electrical and radiotechnical. All the tests were conducted on Glonass-K’s full-scale engineering qualification models.

At the final stage the satellite underwent the RF test that verified the performance of its receive/transmit subsystems and flight-readiness status. With the test campaign successfully accomplished, the Reshetnev team is ready to start pre-shipment preparations.

Glonass-K is Russia’s first navigation satellite of unpressurized design with an operational lifetime of 10 years. The prime contactor is ISS-Reshetnev. The project is being carried out within the scope of the federal target program Global Navigation System. With the launch of this next-generation satellite Russia plans to start upgrading its fleet of navigation satellites.

RF test on the Glonass-K satellite

07.12.2010

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