MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Check spacecraft of new generation “GLONASS-K”, which we conduct in the framework of the planned flight test program, to date, has been completed.
Integrated flight tests of the entire GLONASS satellite navigation system with a new satellite will be completed in the first half of 2020.
At present the orbital grouping of the Russian global navigation satellite system GLONASS is made up of 27 satellites (25 “GLONASS-M” and 2 “GLONASS-K”), of which 22 work for the intended purpose, 2 are in orbital reserve, 1 on the flight test stage 2 – on maintenance.
For global coverage of the Earth of navigation signals of a system needs 24 operational satellites.
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