Glonass-M satellite readies for launch
Next in a series of Glonass-M navigation satellites designed and built by Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has been delivered to the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
Glonass-M №53 left ISS-Reshetnev’s facilities on April 22. Accompanied by the company’s technical team and housed in a dedicated high technology container, it was shipped to the Yemelyanovo Airport of Krasnoyarsk and then flew to the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a cargo aircraft IL-76.
Soon ISS-Reshetnev technicians will begin preparing the satellite for its launch which is expected to take place in late May.
Glonass-M №53 will be placed into orbit as part of the program aimed to maintain the orbital constellation of Russian global satellite navigation system GLONASS.