– The spacecraft “GLONASS-M”, launched at the end of September, the operational satellite constellation has reached global navigation coverage, reported “Interfax” a source in the space industry.
“Satellites “GLONASS-M”, launched on 22 September, was commissioned. A common group of satellites “GLONASS” has reached 24 space vehicles, which is sufficient for global coverage navigation signal,” he said.
According to “Roskosmos”, the satellite “GLONASS-M” №52, flying in an orbit September 22 to one of the satellites terrestrial reserve system GLONASS. It was made by company “Information satellite systems” name Reshetnev for more than two years ago and was responsible for the custody of the manufacturer.
“Before shipping to Baikonur with the spacecraft was tested to confirm its capacity and necessary preparations – installation of screen-vacuum thermal insulation and removable elements, protecting the equipment of the satellite for transportation,” – said in Roskosmos.