According to Information Satellite Systems chief designer Yury Vilkov, the first new-generation satellites for the GLONASS navigation system will be manufactured before 2020 and will replace the existing ones that have long run their course.
The new satellites are more energy efficient and determine the location more accurately.
The GLONASS global navigation satellite system is a Russian satellite navigation system. Information Satellite Systems is one of Russia’s leading space industry enterprises and a base facility for the development of communication satellites and the GLONASS system. It has the technology of full-cycle manufacturing of space equipment from design to operation on all orbits.