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Glonass-K1 (Kosmos 2501)

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Glonass-K1 (Kosmos 2501)

Type: Navigation

Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.

Location

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1651 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Agency

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKO

Country: RUS

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