GLONASS-M Satellite Launched Into Orbit

Russia has launched another GLONASS-M satellite, according to Roscosmos, the Russian State Space Corporation. A Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle successfully carried the satellite to its planned orbit from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The launch took place on schedule on March 16.

Ground-based facilities of the G.S. Titov Space Forces VKS immediately took control of the satellite. A stable telemetry connection has been established and maintained with the satellite. The onboard systems of the spacecraft are operating normally.

Read more in GPS World article.

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