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  • Soyuz 2.1b launches new GLONASS-M navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 4th, 2018

    Russia has continued the expansion of its GLONASS constellation with the Nov. 3, 2018 flight of a Soyuz 2.1b rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome located in northern Russia. 

  • Soyuz-2.1b launches GLONASS-M navigation satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 23rd, 2017

    A Soyuz-2.1b rocket successfully sent the newest GLONASS-M into orbit on Friday, September 22, in order to replenish the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). The launch took place at 0:03 UTC (8:03 p.m. EDT Sept. 21) from Site 43/4 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

  • Soyuz-2.1b blasts off from Plesetsk with latest GLONASS-M satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 29th, 2016

    Russia successfully launched its newest GLONASS-M spacecraft on Sunday, May 29, in order to replenish the country's homegrown navigation satellite system. The spacecraft took to the skies atop a Soyuz-2.1b rocket at exactly 4:45 a.m. EDT (08:45 GMT) from the Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

  • Russia to launch its latest GLONASS-M navigation satellite on Sunday

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 28th, 2016

    A Soyuz-2.1b rocket is all set to launch the newest satellite for Russia’s homegrown GLObal NAvigation Satellite System (GLONASS). The spacecraft will blast off at 4:44 a.m. EDT (08:44 GMT) Sunday, May 29, from the Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

  • Proton Breeze-M launches with Sirius FM-6

    Jason RhianOctober 25th, 2013

    Coming off the heels of a very tumultuous period, the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos sent a Proton Breeze-M rocket aloft at 2:08 p.m. EDT (18:08 p.m.GMT) Friday, Oct. 25 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Launch Pad 39. Today’s flight served to bolster confidence in the Proton launch vehicle after the July 2, 2013 launch of […]

  • Launch of Proton rocket with Sirius FM-6 delayed – UPDATE

    Jason RhianOctober 20th, 2013

    The launch of a Proton Breeze M rocket with the Sirius FM-6 satellite, which was scheduled to take place today, has been postponed for at least 24 hours. The delay was caused by issues revolving around the satellite ground station network required for the launch and early orbital operations of the Sirius spacecraft. Khrunichev State […]