The newest navigation satellite Glonass-K2 will be launched at the end of the year
August 16, 2022
The fourth-generation navigation device Glonass-K2 will be launched at the end of the year. This was announced by the first deputy director general of Roscosmos for the development of the orbital constellation and promising projects, Alexander Ivanov.
“If we take the orbital constellation, the well-known constellation of the GLONASS system. The fourth-generation device Glonass-K2 is already being prepared for launch at the end of this year, Ivanov said at the Army-2022 forum.
The Information Satellite Systems named after M.F. Reshetnev reported that there are five Glonass-K satellites at different stages of production in the workshops of the enterprise. Unlike its predecessors, Glonass-K have an extended service life of up to 10 years and improved performance. In addition to the basic navigation functions, they are also capable of transmitting signals from the international COSPAS-SARSAT system for search and rescue of those in distress around the world. In October last year, Sergey Karutin, general designer of the GLONASS system, said that Glonass-K2 would provide navigation accuracy of less than 30 cm.