GLONASS satellite launched despite third-stage underperformance – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat; Payload: GLONASS-M No. 53; Date: 29 May 2016, 0845 UTC; Launch site: Plesetsk, Russia. At 1216 UTC the satellite reached its intended orbit and separated from the Fregat upper stage. It was catalogued in a 1,9148 km x 19,491 km x 64.8 degrees orbit.

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