Located aboard a Soyuz-2-1b / Fregat rocket, it took off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 08:54 UTC.
The vehicle was placed in a circular orbit of about 19,000 km altitude.
The GLONASS are the Russian counterpart to US GPS, and serve to offer global positioning and navigation services for both military and civilian users.
The Uragan-M series is an advanced model that allows for a longer lifespan, up to 7 years.
They are manufactured by the company NPO PM on a platform stabilized in its three axes. They weigh about 14.15 kg