First Glonass-M for cluster № 43 shipped to cosmodrome
Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems has shipped Glonass-M, the first in a block of satellites intended for a group launch in cluster №43, to the Baikonur launch site on
Pre-launch preparations will start as soon as the satellite is delivered to the cosmodrome. The spacecraft will be launched in orbit together with two other Glonass-M satellites in cluster №43.
Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems is the prime contractor for the development of the GLONASS space-based navigation complex and is Russia’s only designer and manufacturer of navigation spacecraft. Satellites of the Glonass-M series manufactured by ISS-Reshetnev form the basis of Russia’s current orbital fleet of navigation satellites.