JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Operations for “Glonass-M” satellites are going on according to the time-schedule

At present time the Reshetnev NPO PM specialists are providing corrections of the path to the operational points where the spacecraft launched on should go.

On December 25 the navigation satellites “Glonass-M” (## 21,22, 23) were successfully launched into orbit. The satellites are in proper operation. According to the time-schedule the specialists started correcting the spacecraft path to the specified operational points. They plan to accomplish this stage on January, 16 for the satellites ## 22 and 23; on January, 31 for the satellite # 21.Later the purpose designed equipment will be switched on and within 9-10 days the satellites will undergo preparations to be system applied.

It should be noted that 2 communication sessions with each satellite are held every day by the System Control Center specialists (Krasnoznamensk) jointly with the experts from the NPO PM Data Processing Complex. The telemetry data received during the sessions ensures the on-board equipment operation analyses.

The on-board systems are operating without discrepancy.