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First launch of Glonass-K2, currently planned in 2018.

From Prof. Langley in CANSPACE:
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The Assotsiatsiya GLONASS/GNSS Forum (Ассоциация "ГЛОНАСС / ГНСС - Форум") has reported:

"The first GLONASS-K2 spacecraft will be launched into orbit in 2018, said the CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, Nicholas Testoyedov. 'In 2018, we are preparing to launch the first satellite of the series GLONASS-K2. This satellite has advanced features. In the development of the navigation functions, new code division signals will be emitted, so it will provide more accurate positioning of users and more accurate tethering in those systems where important accurate time reference is required, such as in computer systems, connected devices, and so on,' said Testoyedov.

"In addition, he explained that in the GLONASS-K2 satellite will be installed equipment that will provide functions, such as the system of international search and rescue system COSPAS-SARSAT."
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Re: Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M – GLONASS-K2-1 – 2018
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2015 06:31 PM »
Sanctions Delay Russia’s GLONASS-K2 Program

According to the GLONASS satellite manufacturer, the company will now produce nine GLONASS-K1 satellites rather than move to GLONASS-K2, because of the sanctions restricting the delivery of radiation-resistant electronic components from the West.

Nikolai Testoyedov, CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, told the Russian magazine Vestnik GLONASS, “For a smooth transition to a multi-functional group and due to issues with the very complex GLONASS-K2 satellites, we decided to continue with the GLONASS-K1 intermediate range of satellites, and we are preparing for the launch of nine units of this series.”

He said the original plan was to launch two K1 satellites and then move to GLONASS-K2 satellites.

“In the beginning, really, we wanted after the two GLONASS-K1 satellites No. 11 and 12, to go for the launch of more advanced GLONASS-K2 devices. But, unfortunately, the plans had to be adjusted somewhat because of the sanctions restricting the delivery of radiation-resistant electronic components from the West. We have to put a hold on the in-depth development of technical and technological documentation and that delays us in terms of moving ahead by at least a year or two,” he said.

http://gpsworld.com/sanctions-delay-russias-glonass-k2-program/

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M – GLONASS-K2-1 – 2018
« Reply #2 on: 11/03/2017 10:25 PM »
Will this still be targeted for 2018? The following article said it will be as late as in 2021.

https://news.rambler.ru/other/37427795-nazvany-sroki-sozdaniya-sputnika-glonass-k2/

Anyone has more information? Please clarify.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M – GLONASS-K2-1 – 2018
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2017 06:51 AM »
according to NK-forum
K2 No.13 second quarter 2019 (first launch)
K2 No.14 end of the year 2019
« Last Edit: 11/04/2017 07:09 AM by Alter Sachse »

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