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The third spacecraft "Glonass-M" delivered to Baikonur. / October 11, 2011 /

October 3 at 00 hours 15 minutes Moscow time from Launch Complex 43 site Plesetsk military calculations of the Russian Space Forces, with the participation of specialists of space-rocket industry made ​​a successful launch of space rocket «Soyuz-2.1b» with the upper stage «Fregat» and navigating the spacecraft, "Glonass-M ".

In accordance with cyclogram launch the spacecraft into its target orbit at 3:00 Moscow time 47 minutes the spacecraft «Glonass-M» cleanly separated from the booster and placed on the control.

Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency Anatoly Shilov said that after the withdrawal of Russian satellites into orbit, the GLONASS system will be fully staffed. The grouping of the 24 units allows you to receive GLONASS without limitation throughout the world, he added Shilov.

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


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