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"Proton-M satellites Glonass-M begins today

September 25 2008

Launch of the carrier rocket Proton-M with DM upper stage and three satellites Glonass-M "for replenishment of the Russian global navigation system is scheduled on Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome, told RIA Novosti Russian Space Agency. "Home is scheduled for 12.49 GMT, the separation of the spacecraft is scheduled for 13.00 GMT," - he said.

Currently, the GLONASS constellation consists of 14 satellites, one satellite is down for maintenance, while another had exhausted their resources. Thus, with the launch into orbit on Sept. 25 of three sets of their total number reaches 17, which will cover the clock signal of the whole territory of Russia.

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