Russia: Launch of four navigation satellites

Navigation satellites around Earth
Navigation satellites around Earth
Credits: ESA

Russia has plans to launch four more satellites for the Global Navigation satellite System (Glonass) by this year-end, the Aerospace Defence Forces head said, as the website Zeenews reported.

“Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board of a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space centre and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space centre,” Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said.

The most recent launch of the GLONASS satellite took place April 26, when a Soyuz 2-1b rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk space centre to orbit a GLONASS-M satellite.