Glonass-M at the Plesetsk cosmodrome
ISS-Reshetnev’s Glonass-M navigation satellite has successfully flown from Krasnoyarsk to the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
Once delivered to the site, the satellite was placed into the integration and test facility to get readied for launch. A joint team of ISS-Reshetnev Company’s technical experts and Plesetsk staff will run a series of check-outs on the satellite, attach solar arrays to its body and mate it with the separation system which in its turn is connected to the upper stage.
Glonass-M is due to launch on February 28, 2020.
As of today, there is still one spare Glonass-M satellite in storage at ISS-Reshetnev Company’s facilities. It was built five years ago and is now waiting for launch. The company is currently building several satellites of the Glonass-K and Glonass-K2 next generation series which are intended to further improve the performance of the GLONASS navigation system.