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Russia launches Soyuz with next-generation navigation satellite – NASASpaceflight.com

Russia launched a next-generation navigation satellite to join its GLONASS constellation Sunday. Liftoff of the…

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Russia launched a next-generation navigation satellite to join its GLONASS constellation Sunday.
Liftoff of the Uragan-K No.15L satellite, aboard a Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat rocket, took place at 23:08:42 Moscow Time (19:08:42 UTC) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the northwest of the country. Spacecraft separation is expected to occur a little over three and a half hours after launch.
GLONASS is Russia’s global satellite navigation system, analogous to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and European…

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