Soyuz 2-1B Fregat M successfully launches Russian Glonass M47 navigation satellite (Corrected)

by | Apr 26, 2013 | Russia, Seradata News, Soyuz | 0 comments

A Russian Soyuz 2-1B Fregat launch vehicle successfully launched the Glonass M47 satellite at 0523 GMT on 26 April from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Northern Russia. The satellite which had a launch mass of 1415 kg and a design life of seven years will be placed in Plane One of the Glonass constellation to provide navigation services primarily for Russian Military forces. This launch will bring the number of navigation satellites in the Glonass constellation to 30 including those satellites that are in testing, maintenance and spares.

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