The first satellite of the GLONASS high-orbit segment will be launched in 2025

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year, the creation of the high-orbit space complex GLONASS will begin with the launch of the first satellite in 2025.

Sergey Karutin, General Designer of the GLONASS system

The full rollout of the segment will be completed by the end of 2027, Karutin said. As a result, the development will consist of six spacecraft in three planes.

As a basis for buildinghigh-orbit space complex will use the platform of the satellite "Glonass-K" The deployment of such a segment of the constellation, Karutin added, is necessary due to the growing demand for navigation services in difficult conditions.

As a result, navigation accuracy in the Eastern Hemisphere will be increased by a quarter.

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