Regular “Glonass-M” satellite is shipped to the launching site
On the specialists of the JSC “Academician M.F. Reshetnev” Information Satellite Systems” shipped the third “Glonass-М” navigation satellite of block #38 to “Baikonur” launching site.
Three “Glonass-M” spacecraft manufactured at the JSC “ISS” are shipped to the launching site strongly according to schedule: August 11, 20, and 27. The injection into orbit comprising block #38 is planned for the end of September.
“Glonass-M” spacecraft are designed for modernization and replenishment the orbital constellation of the Russian navigation satellite system. Since 2007 the enterprise doubled their production. According to Eugeny Danilov, General Director Deputy, it turned out possible thanks to technical reequipment, optimization of working time use and renewal of personnel. At present, the firm is ready to produce much more “Glonass-M” spacecraft.
Today the JSC “ISS” works at developing of navigation spacecraft of new generation on basis of non-hermetic platform. The manufacturing of “Glonass-K” spacecraft has already started at the enterprise. The launching is scheduled for 2010.