Five Glonass satellites will be launched in 2019
There are currently 26 satellites in the GLONASS group
MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Five more satellites will be added to Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System GLONASS in 2019, according to the Strategy of GLONASS Development until 2030.
"In the framework of supporting the orbital group of spacecraft Glonass-M and Glonass-K, five more satellites of the GLONASS navigation system will be launched in 2019 by Soyuz carrier rockets. One spacecraft will be launched in the first, second and third quarters each, and another two satellites - in the fourth quarter of this year. In total, three Glonass-M spacecraft will be launched, along with one Glonass-K and one Glonass-K2," the document said.
There are currently 26 satellites in the GLONASS group.
Glonass satellites will be launched with Angara rocket for the first time in 2024
In 2024-2032, 18 Glonass-K2 satellites will be delivered to the orbit by nine Angara carrier rockets
MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. The first launch of the Glonass satellites with the Angara carrier rocket is planned for 2024, according to the Strategy of GLONASS Development until 2030.
"The first launch of two Glonass-K2 spacecraft with the Angara rocket will take place in the first quarter of 2024. Angara will also deliver two satellites to the orbit in the third and fourth quarter of 2025 each," the document said.
In 2024-2032, 18 Glonass-K2 satellites will be delivered to the orbit by nine Angara carrier rockets.
Russian satellite Glonass-K2 is a modernized version of Glonass-K. It will be able to transmit nine navigation signals. The satellite's mass will be around 1,800 kg (twice as much as that of Glonass-K1).