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GLONASS is gaining momentum. / September 28, 2011 /

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome gaining pace of work on launching the program cluster of three navigation satellites (spacecraft) «Glonass-M». In the assembly and testing facility on site 92a-50 are testing the spacecraft «Glonass-M» and the carrier rocket «Proton-M».

On the eve of the launch site at JSC «Information Satellite Systems to them. Reshetnev» was taken second spacecraft.

Today experts were unloaded from the container unit, installed in the booth and began his inspection. The same flight was brought to Baikonur xenon storage unit that is part of the propulsion of spacecraft «Glonass-M». The third satellite is needed to run the cluster will be delivered to the cosmodrome in the near future.

At the airport, «Jubilee» AN-124-100 from GKNPTs them. Khrunichev also delivered to the upper stage «Briz-M», which together with the carrier rocket «Proton-M» will display a cluster of three «GLONASS» into orbit.

Launch space rocket «Proton-M» with the upper stage «Briz-M» and a cluster of three navigation satellites «Glonass-M» is scheduled for November 2011.

Press-service of Russian Federal Space Agency and KC «Southern»


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