Russia To Launch Glonass Navigation Satellite In Mid-March - Space Source

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 23rd February, 2020) The launch of yet another Russian navigation satellite Glonass-M is planned for March 16, from the Plesetsk space center, a source in the space industry told Sputnik.

"The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket ... with the Glonass-M satellite is set for March 16," the source said on Sunday.

In December, a space industry source told Sputnik that a Glonass-M satellite was going to replace a similar navigation satellite that malfunctioned in November 2019.

There are currently 28 satellites in the Russian Glonass constellation, 23 of them are operational while three others are in maintenance.