Space navigation apparatus of a new generation of "Glonass-K" will be launched on December 28 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Told reporters today the head of the Federal Space Agency / Roskosmos / Anatoly Perminov, ITAR-TASS reported.
"In the Plesetsk are in preparation for the launch of the spacecraft" Glonass-K ". Everything is going according to plan, a meeting of the State Commission in the Space Forces — said Anatoly Perminov. — The structure of the current constellation, where the number 26 spacecraft included two backup spacecraft, and they go to the operating points. The first will come on Dec. 16, the second — in the first half of January. They'll be included in the number of devices that are used for their intended purpose. "
Thus, by the middle of January, in the constellation of GLONASS, there would be 23 spacecraft used for the intended purpose. 3 more will be in the group of stations temporarily withdrawn for maintenance.