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Title: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/01/2020 06:52 am
Launch thread for the third Glonass-K satellite.

This should be satellite No. 15, launching from Plesetsk, either LC 43/4 or 43/3.

If launch is successful, the satellite will receive a Kosmos designation.

EDIT June 10: If this launch is the next one to receive a Kosmos designation, it will be Kosmos 2547.

EDIT July 23: If the object recently ejected from Kosmos 2543 is given a Kosmos designation, Kosmos 2547, then this Glonass satellite would become Kosmos 2548.

EDIT August 15: Never mind--no longer the next Kosmos satellite.

Any news of upcoming orbital launch activity at Plesetsk?
<snip>
Late - Kosmos (14F143 Glonass-K №15L) [blok K4s] - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat - Plesetsk (or Early 2020)

Q1 2020, go to linked post for attached table:
http://raaks.ru/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/СТРАХОВАНИЕ-ЗАПУСКОВ-КОСМИЧЕСКИХ-АППАРАТОВ-2019- (http://raaks.ru/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/СТРАХОВАНИЕ-ЗАПУСКОВ-КОСМИЧЕСКИХ-АППАРАТОВ-2019-)–-2020.pdf

March 2020:
https://ria.ru/20191223/1562704039.html (https://ria.ru/20191223/1562704039.html)
Google translation
Quote
The launch of the third new-generation navigation satellite, Glonass-K, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is planned for March next year, a source in the space and rocket industry told RIA Novosti.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/? - March 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 01/01/2020 12:41 pm
According to NK-forum LC 43/3
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - March 2020
Post by: PM3 on 02/01/2020 09:28 am
Anatoly Zak recently has removed this launch from his schedule (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2020.html), and now the Glonass-M launch (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=49632.0) slips to March. So I think Glonass-K may slip to a later date.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - March 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 02/01/2020 12:18 pm
That was the press release for the upcoming Glonass-M #60 launch by ISS-Reshetnev.

https://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/media/news/news-290120-2

Google translate:

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To date, one satellite of the Glonass-M series, manufactured in accordance with the contractual terms about five years ago, remains in the ground reserve - in custody at ISS. To further upgrade the GLONASS orbital group, the company is working on the creation of a new generation of navigation devices - Glonass-K and Glonass-K2.

hm, is Glonass-K ready or not?
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - Q2 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 02/23/2020 05:28 am
Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1230887405433106434
Google translate, my bold:
Quote
1. This year, 3 launches of Glonass satellites: M No. 60 in March, K No. 15 in the 2nd quarter, K No. 16 at the end of the year. M No. 61 for operational necessity...
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - Q2 2020
Post by: Salo on 02/29/2020 08:20 am
https://ria.ru/20200229/1565357307.html
Google translate:
Quote
“The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat booster block and the third Glonass-K satellite is planned in May,” the agency’s source said.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - May 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 03/21/2020 09:41 am
Glonass-K 15L (unclear what number it will get in orbit) will differ from working Glonass-K 12L (702 K).

http://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/projects#project-glonass-k

Google translate:

Quote
At present, nine GLONASS-K satellites are in production at ISS. Their main difference from the previous devices of this series is the manufacture mainly on the basis of the domestic electronic component base. In addition, on new satellites, the on-board radiating navigation system will emit additional code division L2 navigation signals. The first of these satellites is scheduled to launch in early 2020.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - June 27, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 04/06/2020 10:26 pm
Cross-post:
https://ria.ru/20200405/1569590132.html

Google translate:
Quote
MOSCOW, April 5 - RIA News. The launch of the third new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome was postponed from May to June, a source in the space and rocket industry told RIA Novosti.
"The plans have changed: the delivery of the Glonass-K satellite to the spaceport is scheduled for mid-May, the launch is scheduled for June 27," the agency’s source said.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - June 27, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 04/11/2020 12:11 am
Cross-post; does this refer to the upcoming launch campaign in Plesetsk for this Glonass-K?:
Some tweets from anik from today
All Google translation
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1248588644660772864
Quote
Baranov: And we are working with the Ministry of Defense at the Plesetsk cosmodrome ... In the coming days, an echelon arrives, we send another launch vehicle to Plesetsk"

EDIT: This launch was determined to be of the fourth EKS/Tundra/Kupol satellite (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50916.0).
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - June 27, 2020
Post by: smoliarm on 04/11/2020 04:27 am
Cross-post; does this refer to the upcoming launch campaign in Plesetsk for this Glonass-K?:
Some tweets from anik from today
...
Quote
Baranov: And we are working with the Ministry of Defense at the Plesetsk cosmodrome ... In the coming days, an echelon arrives, we send another launch vehicle to Plesetsk"

- may be yes, may be no.

They have quite a lot of military launches manifested (or 'hinted') from Plesetsk:
Bars-M №3, Pion-NKS, Neitron №1, Razdan №1, Tundra №4...
Most of them wont happen this year, but some will.
I would guess this "in coming days" Soyuz goes for either Glonass-K or Bars.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - June 27, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 04/12/2020 10:08 pm
Cross-post; my bold:
Seeking correction, please

Testoyedov from Reshetnyov has told about his ten satellites: two launched - Meridian-M and Glonass-M, two at Baikonur - Ekspress-80/103, six at storage or in produce - two Glonass-K, one Glonass-M, three Gonets-M.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - June 27, 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 05/13/2020 04:36 pm
Ria Novosti heard from a source:
The launch was postponed again. The satellite is not ready in time. Mid-July is now mentioned as the date.
We will see.
I think it will only become concrete when manufacturer ISS Reshetnev reports something.

https://ria.ru/20200512/1571297271.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - May 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 05/23/2020 01:22 pm
Glonass-K 15L (unclear what number it will get in orbit) will differ from working Glonass-K 12L (702 K).

http://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/projects#project-glonass-k

Google translate:

Quote
At present, nine GLONASS-K satellites are in production at ISS. Their main difference from the previous devices of this series is the manufacture mainly on the basis of the domestic electronic component base. In addition, on new satellites, the on-board radiating navigation system will emit additional code division L2 navigation signals. The first of these satellites is scheduled to launch in early 2020.

Roscosmos contradicts!
After that, the proportion of imported electronic components (red) is the same for all Glonass-K.
14F143 11L, 12L (701, 702) and the upcoming 15L to 23L

https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1263848294792429568

 ???
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - mid-July, 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 06/04/2020 05:15 pm
Soyuz 2.1b T15000-025

https://ria.ru/20200604/1572462244.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - mid-July, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/05/2020 05:09 pm
Caution on LV ID; cross-post:
Soyuz 2.1b T15000-025
for Glonass-K launch
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1268470453666013185
Google translate:
Quote
The Soyuz-2-1B launch vehicle No. T15000-025 was delivered to Plesetsk to launch a GLONASS satellite. The letter T indicates that the media was manufactured in 2013. And initially it was planned for the launch of the ISS Nodal Module.
Glonass-K is an assumption. That is probably, but only "System Glonass" is written there.
That's right. But which Glonass should it be for ?
One Glonass-M is still in stock at the manufacturer ISS Reshetnev (no.61). only theoretically
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - late July, 2020
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 06/06/2020 08:47 am
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1269184774041743361

Quote
The launch of #GlonassK satellite from Plesetsk is postponed to late July with the possibility of further postponement due to production delays, said the source. Previously, this launch was scheduled for March, then postponed to May, June, and middle July.
https://ria.ru/amp/20200606/1572551070.html
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - late July 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 07/06/2020 06:46 am
The launch is postponed.

https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=16307.msg2008599#msg2008599


...."Delivery of the satellite to the spaceport is scheduled for July, and its launch - on August 6," said the agency...
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - August 6, 2020
Post by: eeergo on 07/10/2020 09:11 am
Images of final satellite integration and testing:

https://mobile.twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1281495034232217600
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - August 6, 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 07/10/2020 06:41 pm
The video for the pictures.
https://youtu.be/zIuCp4g4_IM
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - August 6, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 08/02/2020 07:22 pm
For what orbital slot is this Glonass intended?

And from that, any estimate of launch time on August 6?
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - August 6, 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 08/02/2020 07:42 pm
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1289800596573188096

"Nearest Russian space launches: Glonass-K - end of August or beginning of September (according to RIA Novosti), three Gontsa-M with companions - September 29 (according to TASS)"

*Gontsa-M = Gonets-M
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 08/02/2020 08:05 pm
I think ISS Reshetnev would write if Glonass-K was ready and shipped to Plesetsk.
So far there is no information on the homepage. So wait and see.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 08/11/2020 05:02 pm
Another video. It should start soon .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1FGRx9VGK0
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: smoliarm on 08/11/2020 05:28 pm
Main points from this video:
* there are 9 Glonass-K in works;
* one of them passed all the tests and will be shipped to Plesetsk in near future;
* the other eight satellites are in various phases of manufacturing.
* at least one more sat is fully assembled and goes through tests.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 08/12/2020 08:12 am
The satellites look to be rectangular in shape.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 08/12/2020 08:57 am
The satellites look to be rectangular in shape.
Yes
http://www.iss-reshetnev.com/spacecraft/spacecraft-navigation/glonass-k
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 08/12/2020 09:01 am
for comparison
Glonass
Glonass M
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: Salo on 08/15/2020 07:28 am
https://ria.ru/20200815/1575813760.html
Google translate:
Quote
MOSCOW, August 15 - RIA Novosti. The launch of the new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, which is regularly postponed from March, has been postponed to October, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.

    "The launch of the Glonass-K satellite has been postponed to October, tentatively - to the 17th. There are no technical obstacles for it," the agency's source said.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - NET end August 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 08/15/2020 08:15 am
https://ria.ru/20200815/1575813760.html
Google translate:
Quote
MOSCOW, August 15 - RIA Novosti. The launch of the new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, which is regularly postponed from March, has been postponed to October, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.

    "The launch of the Glonass-K satellite has been postponed to October, tentatively - to the 17th. There are no technical obstacles for it," the agency's source said.

that reminds me of:

Quote
Directions 2020: GLONASS focuses on users
December 15, 2019  - By Yury Urlichich, Sergey Karutin and Nikolay Testoedov

By Yury Urlichich, First Deputy Director General of ROSCOMOS State Space Corporation
Sergey Karutin, Designer General of GLONASS
Nikolay Testoedov, Director General, Information Satellite Systems

...

Glonass-K. In 2020, the launch campaign for the Glonass-M satellites will come to its end. The Glonass-K satellites will come on stage with the first launch of Glonass-K-15 scheduled for the beginning of the next year. We are fully confident that this satellite will not disappoint our users.
https://www.gpsworld.com/directions-2020-glonass-focuses-on-users/
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 17, 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 09/24/2020 05:35 pm
http://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/media/news/news-220920

Google translate:
Quote
Satellite "Glonass-K": preparation for launch

The company "Information Satellite Systems" named after Academician MF Reshetnev "has completed the creation of a new navigation spacecraft" Glonass-K ".

The new "Glonass-K" was manufactured taking into account the flight tests of the previous two vehicles of this series, and the share of domestic components has been increased in its composition.

All ground tests were carried out with the satellite, as a result of which its characteristics and readiness to perform the target functions were confirmed.

The spacecraft has already been delivered to the Plesetsk cosmodrome. In the near future, work will begin with him on preparations for launch.

Glonass-K is a new generation spacecraft. It is based on the unpressurized Express-1000K platform developed by ISS. The satellite's mass is 935 kg, the guaranteed service life in orbit is 10 years. In addition to navigation signals, Glonass-K transmits information from the international search and rescue system for people in distress, COSPAS-SARSAT.

Replenishment of the orbital constellation with spacecraft of this series will increase the accuracy of navigation determinations of the GLONASS system.

09/22/2020
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 25, 2020
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/09/2020 04:31 pm
Cross-post:
https://ria.ru/20201009/sputnik-1578951057.html
Google translate:
Quote
MOSCOW, October 9 - RIA Novosti. The launch of the new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is scheduled for late October, the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company (Roscosmos enterprise) reported.
...
Later, an agency source in the rocket and space industry said that the launch was postponed to October 25. The satellite is currently undergoing training at the cosmodrome.

     "The launch of the Glonass-K navigation satellite ... is scheduled for the end of October," says a video posted on the company's YouTube channel.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 25, 2020
Post by: Notleslie on 10/16/2020 10:41 am
Possible NOTAM

F3007/20 NOTAMN
Q) YMMM/QWMLW/IV/BO/W/000/999/6222S16247E025
A) YMMM
B) 2010251830 C) 2010262030
D) 2010251830 TO 2010252030
   2010261830 TO 2010262030
PRIMARY LAUNCH DATE 25TH
ALTERNATE 26TH
E) ROCKET LAUNCH FROM RUSSIA WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA: THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF
RUSSIA PLANS TO LAUNCH MISSILE IN THE SPACE AND TO SINK ITS FRAGMENTS
IN THE WATERS OF THE OCEAN.
CHARACTERISTICS OF IMPACT AREA:
62 40 18S 163 00 00E
62 33 00S 162 33 36E
62 12 00S 163 00 00E
62 40 18S 163 00 00E
F) SFC G) UNL
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 25, 2020
Post by: GWR64 on 10/16/2020 12:21 pm
October 25th from 18:30 UTC. Is that correct?
The satellite should arrive roughly in plane 2 at slot 10,estimated.  (723 without guarantee)
I can't calculate that correctly.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 25, 2020
Post by: Alter Sachse on 10/21/2020 08:42 am
October 25th from 18:30 UTC. Is that correct?
The satellite should arrive roughly in plane 2 at slot 10,estimated.  (723 without guarantee)
I can't calculate that correctly.
19:08:42
Title: Re: Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/3 - October 25, 2020
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/21/2020 02:53 pm
October 25th from 18:30 UTC. Is that correct?
The satellite should arrive roughly in plane 2 at slot 10,estimated.  (723 without guarantee)
I can't calculate that correctly.
19:08:42

Source (https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2055641)

Planned launch time 19:08:42 UTC on October 25 (back-up launch date October 26 @ 19:04:38 UTC)
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Olaf on 10/23/2020 08:38 am
https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/76640/
Google translation
Quote
The Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with the new-generation Glonass-K navigation satellite has been taken to the launch complex of the Plesetsk cosmodrome for launch on October 25, the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company reported, RIA Novosti reported.

"At the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the export of the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with the Glonass-K satellite to the launch complex has begun. The launch <...> is scheduled for October 25," the video posted on the enterprise's YouTube channel says.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 10/23/2020 10:43 am
https://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/news/76640/
Google translation
Quote
The Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with the new-generation Glonass-K navigation satellite has been taken to the launch complex of the Plesetsk cosmodrome for launch on October 25, the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company reported, RIA Novosti reported.

"At the Plesetsk cosmodrome, the export of the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket with the Glonass-K satellite to the launch complex has begun. The launch <...> is scheduled for October 25," the video posted on the enterprise's YouTube channel says.

This is obviously "the new information channel" from ISS Reshetnev.  ???
There are regular videos on their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/tvrazvitie
about all sorts of things in the company.
At the bottom there is often a ticker with information like this one for the Glonass launch.
The content of the video rarely has anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Olaf on 10/25/2020 06:13 pm
Already launched
https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17826.msg2058022#msg2058022
22.08.42.441 Moscow time
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Olaf on 10/25/2020 06:24 pm
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=540576&lang=RU
Quote
The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Glonass-K navigation satellite was routinely launched on Sunday evening from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, according to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Russian Defense Ministry.
"On Sunday, October 25, at 22 hours 08 minutes (Moscow time), from the launcher (PU) No. 4 of site No. 43 of the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk Region, the combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces carried out a successful launch of a medium-class carrier rocket (LV) "Soyuz-2.1B" with a navigation spacecraft (SC) "Glonass-K", the department said.
They noted that all pre-launch operations and the launch of the rocket were carried out in the normal mode.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Olaf on 10/25/2020 07:01 pm
https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17826.msg2058038#msg2058038
Google translation
Quote
if everything will fly normally, the spacecraft branch at 01.40.31.564 ... 10.26.2020 ...
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 10/25/2020 07:37 pm
https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1320464473526800385
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/25/2020 09:07 pm
Fregat has successfully separated.

https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=540583&lang=RU

"Navigation satellite "Glonass-K" with a booster unit separated from the launch vehicle after launch from Plesetska
25.10.2020 23:59:00
       Moscow. October 25. INTERFAX - The "Fregat" dispersal unit with the Glonass-K spacecraft has separated from the Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's Department of Information and Mass Communications."
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/25/2020 09:39 pm
Spacecraft separation should be happening about now.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/25/2020 10:00 pm
Mission success!

https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=540585&lang=RU

Navigation satellite "Glonass-K" successfully put into orbit
26.10.2020 1:58:00
       Moscow. October 26. INTERFAX - The "Fregat" dispersal unit successfully put the Glonass-K navigation satellite into the calculated orbit, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's Department of Information and Mass Communications.
...
Dmitry Rogozin said at the time that the share of domestic microelectronics used by Roscosmos in new satellites had increased from 53 to 80% since 2017.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 10/26/2020 06:47 am
10/26/2020

Glonass-K satellite launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at 22:08 Moscow time from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces launched the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket developed by the Progress RCC (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) with a new generation spacecraft of the GLONASS system . The launch of the carrier rocket and the insertion of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit took place in the normal mode.

Two minutes after the launch, the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle was taken for escort by means of the ground-based automated control complex of the German Titov Main Testing Space Center. At the estimated time, the "Glonass-K" spacecraft was launched into the target orbit by the "Fregat" upper stage manufactured by NPO Lavochkin (part of the State Corporation "Roscosmos") and taken over to control ground assets of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces. A stable telemetric connection has been established and maintained with the satellite. The onboard systems of the Glonass-K spacecraft are operating normally.

The spacecraft launched into orbit, created by the "Information Satellite Systems" company named after academician M.F. Reshetnev "(included in the perimeter of the State Corporation" Roscosmos "), replenished the orbital constellation of the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System GLONASS. Currently, the orbital constellation includes 28 spacecraft, of which 24 are used for their intended purpose, two spacecraft are in the orbital reserve, one new-generation spacecraft "Glonass-K" is undergoing flight tests. Another spacecraft has been temporarily taken out for maintenance.

Today, the basis of the orbital constellation of the system is made up of the Glonass-M spacecraft, which demonstrate high reliability. Replacing the orbital constellation with Glonass-K spacecraft will ensure the stable operation of the Russian navigation system and increase the accuracy of its navigation determinations up to tens of centimeters.

Spacecraft "Glonass-K" are designed in a leaky design, have a guaranteed lifetime in orbit increased to 10 years, reduced power consumption, and significantly less weight. Unlike its predecessors, "Glonass-K" carry two types of navigation signals - frequency division and code division. In addition to their main functions, they will transmit information to the COSPAS-SARSAT international search and rescue system in distress .

https://www.roscosmos.ru/29474/
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: jacqmans on 10/26/2020 06:48 am
10/26/2020
Ground-based means of the Aerospace Forces took control of the satellite "Glonass-K"

Launched on  Sunday , October 25, 2020, at 22:08 Moscow time from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the Soyuz-2.1b medium-class carrier rocket developed by the Progress RCC with the Fregat upper stage produced by NPO Lavochkin at the set time successfully launched into orbit the Russian navigation spacecraft "Glonass-K".

The spacecraft, created by the "Information Satellite Systems" company named after academician M.F. Reshetnev "(included in the perimeter of the State Corporation" Roscosmos "), launched into the target orbit and accepted for control of ground-based facilities of the Main Testing Space Center named after G.S. Titov of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces. The launch of the Soyuz-2.1B launch vehicle and the launch of the Glonass-K spacecraft into orbit by the Fregat upper stage took place in the normal mode.

A stable telemetric connection has been established and maintained with the Glonass-K spacecraft. The onboard systems of the spacecraft are operating normally.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/29475/
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 10/26/2020 08:39 am
2 objects have been cataloged

2020-075A/46805 in 19125 x 19151 km x 64.81° (S/C)
2020-075B/46806 in 19279 x 19680 km x 64.89° (Fregat)
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Alter Sachse on 10/26/2020 02:12 pm
Some pictures

https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=17826.msg2058110#msg2058110
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 10/26/2020 06:26 pm
Space-Track is calling it Kosmos-2547. Has anyone seen this in Russian sources yet?
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: B. Hendrickx on 10/26/2020 07:36 pm
Space-Track is calling it Kosmos-2547. Has anyone seen this in Russian sources yet?

No official confirmation of that so far. It will be interesting to see whether it will be called Kosmos-2547 or 2548. The name Kosmos-2547 could have been given to an object released from Kosmos-2543 last July and described by the US as a "high-speed projectile". A similar object released from Kosmos-2521 in October 2017 did get a Kosmos number (Kosmos-2523), but it is not yet clear if this happened this time as well. We should find out soon.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: SciNews on 10/26/2020 08:03 pm
Launch video with milliseconds launch time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g0DiEQYgoQ
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/27/2020 05:08 am
Do the launch pictures match to a launch from 43/4?
https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=540576&lang=RU
Quote
<snip>
"On Sunday, October 25, at 22 hours 08 minutes (Moscow time), from the launcher (PU) No. 4 of site No. 43 of the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk Region, the combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces carried out a successful launch of a medium-class carrier rocket (LV) "Soyuz-2.1B" with a navigation spacecraft (SC) "Glonass-K", the department said.
<snip>
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - October 25, 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: gwiz on 10/27/2020 10:50 am
Space-Track is calling it Kosmos-2547. Has anyone seen this in Russian sources yet?
http://www.sdcm.ru/smglo/grupglo?version=eng&site=extern

[zubenelgenubi: "Structure and status of GLONASS constellation" chart shows SV 2547 with launch date October 25, 2020.]
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Stan Black on 11/05/2020 06:52 pm
Soyuz-2-1b №Т15000-025 delivered for GLONASS, but launched Gonets
Soyuz-2-1b №Г15000-031 delivered for Gonets, but launched GLONASS

https://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=4770238802719000021
https://www.zakupki.gov.ru/epz/contract/contractCard/common-info.html?reestrNumber=4770238802720000007
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 11/29/2020 03:48 pm
Change of plan! Glonass-K 705 has maneuvered.
Quote
COSMOS 2547 [GLONASS-K]
1 46805U 20075A   20334.13789961 -.00000010  00000-0  00000+0 0  9994
2 46805  64.7838 260.6119 0002552 302.8982  72.9029  2.12908554   737
Source Celestrak
It was released between operating points 10 and 11, and drifted so far towards point 10 to replace Glonass-M 723.
After the engine ignition, it now drifts in the opposite direction towards point 11. It is likely that Glonass-M 753 should now replace.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg2156115#msg2156115

It was the 3rd or 4th attempt to replace the Glonass-M 723 (no more L2 signal). unbelievable  :o
2013?, 2016, 2019, 2020
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 12/02/2020 05:43 pm
Glonass-K 705 is now officially listed as satellite no. 11.
The status is flight tests. (the english page says maintenance, that's wrong)
It will reach working point 11 sometime in January.
I didn't figure it out exactly.
Until then he use channel -5. This will be switched to channel 0 later.

https://www.glonass-iac.ru/GLONASS/index.php
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 12/04/2020 06:57 pm
Glonass-K 705 has obviously maneuvered again.
Quote
COSMOS 2547 [GLONASS-K]
1 46805U 20075A   20338.49561973  .00000022  00000-0  00000-0 0  9991
2 46805  64.7842 260.4597 0008504   5.2123 107.0766  2.12679985   825
Source Celestrak

The orbit time is now 1.4 minutes (dec) longer than that of the constellation. He will reach point 11 this month.
From 01/10/2021 705 should be usable. At least says this the constellation status.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 12/23/2020 10:15 am
So, according to NORAD TLE, the drift of Glonass-K 705 was stopped, the satellite has arrived at point 11.
I think commissioning will start soon.

Quote
COSMOS 2547 [GLONASS-K]
1 46805U 20075A   20357.39685554 -.00000029  00000-0  00000+0 0  9990
2 46805  64.7887 259.8221 0006323 253.3810 297.5202  2.13101905  1224
(source Celestrak)
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 03/26/2021 03:01 pm
Still flight tests with Glonass K 705 (15L)
The deviation of the atomic clock looks relatively large, in the weekly bulletin.
Wait.
I hope it won't turn into a second 701.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/19/2021 08:47 pm
Still flight tests with Glonass K 705 (15L)
The deviation of the atomic clock looks relatively large, in the weekly bulletin.
Wait.
I hope it won't turn into a second 701.

Cross-post; my bold; tests ongoing:
https://ria.ru/20210618/glonass-1737502928.html
google translate:
Quote
The source spoke about plans to expand the GLONASS system in 2021
03:31 18.06.2021


The source told about the expected replenishment of the orbital group of the GLONASS system in 2021

MOSCOW, June 18 - RIA Novosti.
<snip>
According to him, it is planned to complete the production of the Glonass-K satellite with number 16 in July, but it will be launched only after testing a similar device with number 15 in orbit, which is scheduled to be completed in October.
<snip>
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/13/2021 03:34 am
Any indications of progress on the testing?
Cross-post; my bold; tests ongoing:
https://ria.ru/20210618/glonass-1737502928.html
google translate:
Quote
The source spoke about plans to expand the GLONASS system in 2021
03:31 18.06.2021

The source told about the expected replenishment of the orbital group of the GLONASS system in 2021

MOSCOW, June 18 - RIA Novosti.
<snip>
According to him, it is planned to complete the production of the Glonass-K satellite with number 16 in July, but it will be launched only after testing a similar device with number 15 in orbit, which is scheduled to be completed in October.
<snip>
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: Alter Sachse on 10/13/2021 09:50 am
Any indications of progress?

according to launch calendar in NK forum no Glonass launch in 2021.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: baldusi on 10/13/2021 03:58 pm
Any indications of progress?

according to launch calendar in NK forum no Glonass launch in 2021.

Isn't Glonass a "military" payload and thus under the new FSB rules even stating it's launch date could put the person in legal troubles? What I mean is that we might start to loose NK as a source for anything remotely military.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 10/13/2021 05:50 pm
Any indications of progress?

according to launch calendar in NK forum no Glonass launch in 2021.

Isn't Glonass a "military" payload and thus under the new FSB rules even stating it's launch date could put the person in legal troubles? What I mean is that we might start to loose NK as a source for anything remotely military.
Was changed prior to date of enforcement.
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2021 10:12 pm
According to previous news, testing on this satellite needs to be completed before the next Glonass-K launch.
Any indications of progress?
according to launch calendar in NK forum no Glonass launch in 2021.

Cross-post:
From the interview with Nikolay Testoedov from ISS Reshetnev at RIA Novosti.
https://ria.ru/20211008/testoedov-1753516458.html. [dated October 8]
Google translate:
Quote
Tell us which satellites will join the GLONASS constellation in the near future?
<snip>
In addition, one device "Glonass-K" is in flight tests and will enter service in a few months.
<snip>
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 03/16/2022 07:06 pm
dead?
https://galmon.eu/
Glonass R11
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 04/03/2022 08:49 am
dead?
https://galmon.eu/
Glonass R11

not dead yet,
tests again with the normal channel 00, but not usable,
testing... testing... testing... K 701 reloaded
Title: Re: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)
Post by: GWR64 on 04/29/2022 12:12 pm
Glonass-K 705 went into operation yesterday.
on slot 11, channel 00

Slot 16 (736) is still dead