Glonass-M satellite goes into service
The Glonass-M navigation satellite that was launched into orbit on December 11, 2019 has entered service.
A joint team of experts representing ISS-Reshetnev Company (developer and manufacturer of the satellite) and the operating organization has successfully completed all procedures moving the Glonass-M satellite to its proper orbital position, and switched on its main instruments. To this date all the required data has been received from the satellite which allowed to commission it into service.
The new Glonass-M replaced a retired satellite of the GLONASS constellation which surpassed its designed life expectance by seven years.