December 11, 2019

Today, on December 11, 2019, at 11:54 (Moscow time) the “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle with the “Fregat” upper stage and the “Glonass-M” navigation satellite successfully launched from the launch pad of the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

Separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place normally after three starts of the marching engine system of the upper stage “Fregat.

“Glonass-M” satellites forms the basis of the orbital group of the GLONASS system.

They provide navigation information and time signals to land, sea, air and space users.

This launch became the 80th for the “Fregat” upper stage.

 

More from this category:
January 30, 2015

Three Express satellites are planned to be launched this year, – Space Communications Federal State Unitary Enterprise Deputy Director General Evgeny Buidinov. Express-AM7 is the…

full story
November 14, 2014

Soyuz TMA-15M main and back-up crew members have already had the first training onboard the spacecraft in the integration building of 254 launchpad. In the…

full story
August 31, 2020

Training in the TBK-50 pressure chamber allows cosmonauts to develop the skill of assessing the fit of a spacesuit, evaluate the work of the thermal…

full story
December 18, 2014

Cosmonaut candidate Anna Kikina gained test cosmonaut qualification, – Roscosmos reports. The first in 20 years Russian woman-cosmonaut Elena Serova flew to the ISS on…

full story
February 18, 2016

ISS-47/48 mission main (Alexei Ovchinin, Roscosmos, Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos, Jeoffrey Williams, NASA) and back-up (Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos, Andrei Borisenko, Roscosmos, Robert Kimbrough, NASA)  crews go…

full story
June 17, 2013

The year 2013 is of great importance for Russian cosmonautics as in June we celebrate 50th anniversary of the first woman Valentine Tereshkova space flight….

full story
August 15, 2013

On August 10, 2003 the weather in Huston in the state of Texas appeard to be warm but according to meteorologists data that day cold…

full story
September 13, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome preparations for the upcoming launch of the “Soyuz-FG” rocket and the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft are continuing. A meeting of the technical…

full story