Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-M No. 59 (Kosmos 2544)

December 11, 2019 08:30:00 UTC

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Glonass-M No. 59 (Kosmos 2544)
for Navigation
Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used 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 weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.