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Preparation of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket for launch of the GLONASS-M
June 14 at 21 hours 17 minutes Moscow time from the launch complex of the platform 43 State Test Cosmodrome Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (the cosmodrome Plesetsk) made space rocket Soyuz-2.1b with the upper stage (RB) "Fregat" and spacecraft (SC) Glonass-M. Start calculation made joint Russian Defense Ministry experts and enterprises aerospace industry.
Launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with GLONASS-M
In accordance with cyclogram flight spacecraft Glonass-M (manufactured by JSC "Information Satellite Systems them. Academician Reshetnev" Zheleznogorsk) injected into the target orbit and adopted by the management. He will join the existing constellation of domestic global navigation satellite system GLONASS.
Rocket Soyuz-2.1b established in FSUE "SRP TsSKB Progress" (Samara), the upper stage Fregat made in FSUE NPO. Lavochkin.
GLONASS system is defined as a dual-use system that provides the solution of problems in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry and civilian users. Access to civilian navigation signals of global navigation satellite system GLONASS available to Russian and foreign consumers at no cost and without restrictions.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/20685/
Images, Text, Credits: Roscosmos press service / ROSCOSMOS / Günter Space Page / Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.