July 7, 2020

The first launch in six years of the new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is scheduled for August.

“The satellite’s delivery to the spaceport is scheduled for July, and its launch is scheduled for August 6,” the agency’s source said.

The dispatch has been regularly rescheduled since March due to delays in satellite production.

It is noted that Glonass-K should enter the orbit with the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1b with the Frigate booster.

The first such satellite was sent into space in February 2011, now it is undergoing the flight tests. The second Glonass-K was launched in December 2014, and since February 2016 it has been working for its intended purpose.

Earlier it was reported that launched in March, the Russian navigation satellite “Glonass-M” No. 760 functioned for its intended purpose.

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