The Glonass constellation has 27 spacecraft, with 24 of them operational, one in flight trials, one spare, and one in maintenance, the Tass report said. Three spacecraft in orbit – including the newly launched one – are of the new Glonass-K series, it said, while the rest is of the previous Glonass-M generation.
Space Data Association has announced The European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking Partnership (EU SST) as the recipient of the T.S. Kelso Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to space flight safety. The EU SST Partnership relies on the SSA capabilities of 15 Member states of the European Union to provide space safety services, with the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) acting as the Front Desk.