Glonass-M enters service
A new navigation satellite, Glonass-M №52, designed and built by Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, started providing positioning services.
The Glonass-M №52 satellite was launched on September 22, 2017 and already successfully completed on-orbit flight tests. It replaced another navigation satellite of the GLONASS constellation which had outperformed its designed lifespan by more than half.
With Glonass-M №52 now healthy and operational in orbit, the GLONASS constellation has been replenished and now embodies 24 satellites maintaining positioning services at the required availability.