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The Gonets satellite system is intended for establishing communication and transmitting various data, including coordinates and temperature parameters provided by the satellite communication system GLONASS. The information is transmitted by a group of space apparatuses flying on a low orbit at the altitude of 1,400km, the press service said.
The Gonest satellite communication system is used for monitoring different infrastructure facilities, transmitting navigation and time parameters, established by means of the Glonass system, from moving objects to different dispatcher and monitoring centers and ensuring communication with facilities on remote territories.
The preparations for launching the Rokot carrier from Plesetsk cosmodrome are in the final stage, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry department that supervises air space defense troops Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin told ITAR-TASS.
A Rokot launch vehicle already successfully taken to the orbit three Gonets satellites for the Russian defense ministry on May 23, 2014.