Today, 27 December, 2019, at 02 h. 11 min 58 sec. MSK from State test cosmodrome Plesetsk (Arkhangelsk region) made a successful launch of the carrier rocket "Rokot" with three spacecraft (SC) "Gonets-M". Start and launch of satellites into the target orbit passed in a regular mode.
The launch was performed in accordance with the Federal space program of Russia for 2016-2025 in order to replenish the orbital constellation SPACECRAFT Multifunctional system for personal satellite communication (MSPSS) "Gonets-D1M" to the whole.
The General Director of the operator or operators MSPSS "Gonets-D1M" Pavel Cherenkov: "In accordance with cyclogram launch the SPACECRAFT displayed on the calculated orbit. Duty shifts of JSC "Satellite system "Gonets" (enters into state Corporation "Rosatom") took them to the office and carry out routine work on validation of onboard systems.
The restoration group will have a positive impact on the reliability of the user characteristics of the system "Gonets", including waiting time communication sessions by the subscribers and relay information to recipients. For 2020, we expect the launch of next three SC "Gonets-M". They are made and are on responsible storage in JSC "ISS" named after academician M. F. Reshetnev" (enters into state Corporation "Roscosmos").
Mobile satellite communication provided on the base MSPSS "Gonets-D1M" is used for remote monitoring of vessels, ground transportation, special equipment, transfer from the subscribers of the coordinate data received via GLONASS, communication with remote regions, and also in the field of industrial monitoring. Geography the application of the system is not limited by longitude and latitude and includes the Arctic region, including the entire length of the Northern sea route.
Start of the carrier rocket "Rokot" with three SC "Gonets-M" from Plesetsk