Three spacecraft GLONASS-M satellites are ready for launch

Three spacecraft "Glonass-M", the launch of which is scheduled for July 2, 2013, ready to start, the general designer and general director of JSC "Information Satellite Systems" Nicholas Testoedov.

"Three satellites on the launch vehicle" Proton "is set to launch on July 2. All three devices are at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Devices with all the necessary work, they confirmed all its characteristics," — said N.Testoedov Air Show "Le Bourget 2013 . "

He said the devices "Glonass-M" will be launched in the third plane. The launch will be carried out in order to maintain a working constellation GLONASS orbital and replenish the reserve.

"Now there is a scheduled replacement of vehicles which are eliminated from the stand because of the expiration of active existence. This maintains and updates the orbital reserve" — said N.Testoedov.

Source: "Interfax"

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