JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Third Glonass-M satellite for cluster №40 built by JSC “ISS”

The JSC “Academician M.F.Reshetnev “Information Satellite Systems” has completed the Glonass-M №32 satellite. Its launch in cluster №40 is scheduled for September, 2009.

On June 24, 2009 the Glonass-M №32 satellite was supplied to the customer. The satellite was manufactured on schedule and in full compliance with the contract obligations. Now it has been placed into safe storage at the ISS’s facilities. The first two satellites of the same cluster were manufactured in February and April.

Before being shipped to the launch site, the satellites will be subjected to a number of electrical tests to verify proper performance of all their systems. The new spacecraft will be shipped to the Baikonur cosmodrome in August and early September. Their launch is scheduled for September 25, 2009.

Concurrently, the JSC “Information Satellite Systems” is proceeding with satellite-building work on the next Glonass-M satellites, which are expected to be delivered into orbit at the end of the current year, in cluster №41.