26 September 2008

New Glonass launch

The Russian Space Agency announced the launch of 3 new Glonass-M satellites from Baikonur, on Thursday 25 September. The launch was made with a Proton-M space vehicle. All three satellites operate nominally under the ground control, Roscosmos said. The Glonass refurbishment is going on very quickly. Satellite navigation is a priority for the Russian Government that recently assigned new funds to the Glonass system. (Picture from the Roscosmos website)