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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.