Glonass-M #29 spacecraft is put into operation
the third Glonass-M spacecraft, injected into orbit within block #39 in December of last year, is put into operation. The spacecraft is developed and manufactured at the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems”
The spacecraft’s target equipment was switched on and the satellite started its normal operation within the system. For today, GLONASS system orbital constellation consists of 20 satellites. It allows providing the total-lot covering the Russian Federation territory with navigation signal.
During realization of “Global navigation system” Federal Target Program the JSC “ISS” has produced 19 satellites of Glonass-M series. Later on, 17 more similar satellites will be manufactured; it will allow establishing a normal orbital constellation with required orbital reserve.
In 2009 the specialists of the Reshetnev Company will manufacture six Glonass-M navigation satellites. The launchings are scheduled for September and December of current year.