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The source said about the first six years of the launch of the satellite "GLONASS"

The first six years of the launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K", which has been postponed several times, is scheduled in August, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

Send it into orbit regularly postponed from March because of delays in its production.

To launch a satellite "GLONASS-K" plan with the help of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 b" with the upper stage "Fregat".

The first satellite "GLONASS-K" was launched into space in February 2011 and is currently undergoing flight tests. The second "GLONASS-K" was launched in December 2014 and February 2016 works for the intended purpose. In February of this year the representative of the company "Information satellite systems named after Reshetnev" Roman Fatkulin said that in 2020-2022 years on orbit will bring nine "GLONASS-K".

A new generation of satellites "GLONASS-K and GLONASS-K2" are different from the device of the previous generation "GLONASS-M" a large number of emitted navigation signals (five signals in "GLONASS-M", seven, and nine - "GLONASS" and "GLONASS-K2") and long life (seven years, "GLONASS-M" 10 years - "GLONASS" and "GLONASS-K2").

Now the Russian orbital group global satellite navigation system GLONASS includes 27 spacecraft (25 "GLONASS-M" and two "GLONASS-K"), of which 23 work on purpose, one is for flight tests, one in service and two in reserve. For global coverage of the Earth of navigation signals of the system requires 24 operational satellites.