ISS-Reshetnev building next-generation Glonass-K spacecraft
The Reshetnev Company continues testing the Glonass-K navigation spacecraft.
Dynamic tests on the satellite structure are nearing completion. The satellite model has been submitted to a variety of environmental tests to check its performance in an environment similar to that the spacecraft would encounter during launch, injection and even transportation to the launch site.
At the next stage Glonass-K’s flight model will undergo electrical tests, which will allow checking the performance of all the electrical circuits onboard the satellite.
Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems is the prime contractor for the development of the GLONASS space-based navigation complex and is Russia’s only designer and manufacturer of navigation spacecraft. ISS-Reshetnev manufactures advanced Glonass-M satellites. At present the company is building the next-generation Glonass-K spacecraft whose launch will allow Russia to proceed with its navigation fleet renewal and expansion program.