Glonass-M shipped to the launch site
The first Glonass-M satellite supplied for cluster №40 by the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” was shipped to Baikonur on
Launch preparations will start soon after the satellite is delivered to the launch site and placed in the integration facility.
The other two satellites intended for cluster №40 will be shipped to Baikonur in late August and early September. The satellites are currently undergoing final tests at the JSC ISS. The tandem launch of all three satellites is scheduled for September.
Glonass-M satellites are manufactured by the JSC “Information Satellite Systems” within the scope of the Federal Target Program “Global Navigation System”. This year it is planned to perform two tandem launches so as to replenish the GLONASS constellation with six new satellites.