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.
Russia launches next Glonass navigation satellite
Paris, 27 October 2020. – Russia has successfully launched another Glonass navigation satellite, the news agency Tass reported.
“The Soyuz-2.1b middle class carrier rocket launched on Sunday, October 25, at 22:08 Moscow time from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region has successfully placed the Russian Glonass-K navigation spacecraft into the calculated orbit in the scheduled time,” Tass quoted the Russian Defense Ministry ministry.