19 June 2018 Current Affairs: Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center to orbit a Glonass-M satellite.
GLONASS - the Russian acronym for 'Global Navigation Satellite System'.
The Glonass network provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the globe, at an accuracy reportedly on par with the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS).
With this Launch, there are now 26 Glonass satellites in orbit.