“Glonass-M” satellite is shipped to “Baikonur”
On “Glonass-М” navigation satellite, manufactured at the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems”, is shipped to “Baikonur” launching site for pre-starting procedures.
Spacecraft will be injected into orbit comprising block #38. Two more “Glonass-M” satellites, comprising that block, are expected to be delivered to “Baikonur” by the end of August. At present, preparatory works are in progress.
Modernization and replenishment the orbital constellation of the Russian navigation satellite system is being implemented by the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems” in the strict conformity with the Federal Goal Program. In 2008 the enterprise will manufacture and launch six more “Glonass-M” satellites.
We remind that in 2007 the firm doubled the number of manufactured navigation spacecraft, and six “Glonass-M” satellites were injected into orbit. The similar scheme of launchings will be maintained in 2009.