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Another GLONASS satellite to be launched from Plesetsk space site December 1

November 24, 2014, 14:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW
This will be a second GLONASS-K satellite launched this year, the first satellite in the series currently in orbit is being flight-tested.
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Soyuz carrier rocket at Plesetsk space site (archive)

Soyuz carrier rocket at Plesetsk space site (archive)

© ITAR-TASS/Albert Pushkarev

MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. The next launch of Russian navigation satellite GLONASS-K from the northern Plesetsk space site, located in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region, is scheduled for December 1, Russian space agency Roscosmos told TASS on Monday.

“Another GLONASS-K satellite will be put into orbit by Soyuz 2.1b Russian carrier rocket from Plesetsk space site on December 1 at approximately 00:52am Moscow time (November 30, 9:52pm GMT)”, Roscosmos official said.

At the moment, the orbital cluster GLONASS consists of 28 satellites: 24 are operating in the routine mode and four in the reserve.

This will be a second GLONASS-K satellite launched this year. The first satellite in the series currently in orbit is being flight-tested.

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