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Why are GLONASS satellites launched on Christmas Day?

January 16, 2007By

Why are GLONASS satellites launched on Christmas Day? Question posted on CANSPACE on December 10, 2006, by Kerry Matthews The latest triple-satellite GLONASS launch occurred on December 25th at 23:18 Moscow Time. This launch is the sixth GLONASS December launch in a row. In fact, all 9 launches since December 1995 have occurred in the last month of the year... read more

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