Author Topic: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - Glonass-K blok K4s - Plesetsk 43/4 - Oct 25 2020 (19:08 UTC)  (Read 23446 times)

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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?
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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-–-2020.pdf

March 2020:
https://ria.ru/20191223/1562704039.html
Google translation
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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.
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According to NK-forum LC 43/3
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Anatoly Zak recently has removed this launch from his schedule (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2020.html), and now the Glonass-M launch slips to March. So I think Glonass-K may slip to a later date.
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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?
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Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1230887405433106434
Google translate, my bold:
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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...
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https://ria.ru/20200229/1565357307.html
Google translate:
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“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.

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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:

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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.

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Cross-post:
https://ria.ru/20200405/1569590132.html

Google translate:
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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.
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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
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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.
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Cross-post; does this refer to the upcoming launch campaign in Plesetsk for this Glonass-K?:
Some tweets from anik from today
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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.

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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.
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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

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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:

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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

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Caution on LV ID; cross-post:
Soyuz 2.1b T15000-025
for Glonass-K launch
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1268470453666013185
Google translate:
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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
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https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1269184774041743361

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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
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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...
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The video for the pictures.

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For what orbital slot is this Glonass intended?

And from that, any estimate of launch time on August 6?
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