New satellites for the Gonets system
Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company has completed building another two satellites of the Gonets-M series.
The two Gonets-M personal communications satellites were manufactured as part of the Federal Space Program for the years 2006-2015. Now they will be stored at ISS-Reshetnev’s facilities waiting for launch which is planned for 2016.
Small satellites of the Gonets-M family are intended to provide communications and data transmission services including those in the “e-mail format”. 12 Gonets-M satellites form the core of Russia’s multifunctional personal communications system Gonets-D1M which helps solve a wide array of critical tasks such as enabling communications in remote areas and in case of emergency, as well as collecting and transmitting meteorological, industrial and scientific monitoring data.