Glonass-K №12L delivered to cosmodrome
Glonass-K №12L, a navigation satellite designed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company, has been safely delivered to the Plesetsk launch site.
Glonass-K flew to Plesetsk aboard a cargo transport aircraft IL-76. Everything went according to plan. Now the satellite is going to be readied for launch which is due to take place in December.
Glonass-K №12L is the second next-generation satellite of the Glonass-K family. It embodies some structural improvements, has increased characteristics and capabilities. The satellite broadcasts five navigation signals in three frequency bands – L1, L2 and L3. Glonass-K №12L is based on ISS-Reshetnev’s Express-1000K satellite platform and is expected to carry its mission in orbit for at least 10 years.