JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Another Glonass-M spacecraft shipped to Baikonur

The second of the three Glonass-M spacecraft built by the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” was shipped to the Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 24, 2009 in preparation for a September group blast.

Three satellites from block 40 will be placed into orbit on September 25, 2009. The first spacecraft was shipped to Baikonur on August 12. The third one will be shipped in early September. The next tandem launch of Glonass-M satellites (block 41) is scheduled for December. Together, they will enlarge the GLONASS constellation by six new satellites.