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Four More GLONASS Launches Planned for 2013

The head of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said four more GLONASS launches are planned for 2013. 

“Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space center and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space center,”  said Major General Alexander Golovko in a June 7 story for state news agency RIA Novosti.


The head of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said four more GLONASS launches are planned for 2013. 

“Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space center and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space center,”  said Major General Alexander Golovko in a June 7 story for state news agency RIA Novosti.

The news agency Interfax-AVN said the first scheduled launch would consist of a a Proton-M launch vehicle with a DM-03 upper stage carrying three Glonass-M satellites. It is scheduled to go up  from Baikonur on the morning of July 2, according to the source. 

Russia last launched a GLONASS-M satellite from Plesetsk space center on April 26.