Roskosmos ordered three satellites «Gonets-M» to the end of 2021

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Roskosmos ordered by the end of 2021 the production and delivery of three satellites «Gonets-M», for these purposes it is planned to spend not more than 1.15 billion rubles, follows from materials procurement Corporation.

States that put the spacecraft «Messenger-M» № 33, 34 and 35 with the device compartment at the cosmodrome «Plesetsk» by 30 September 2021.

The contractor is scheduled to choose on 22 June on the basis of open competition. Financed purchase would be at the expense of the Federal budget.

System «Messenger» is designed to provide personal communication and data transmission of various types, including coordinate and time data for GLONASS. Communication is done through grouping of low-flying spacecraft deployed at an altitude of 1400 kilometers.