GLONASS

GLONASS Satellites Moving to New Slots

January 18, 2013By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. On  December 21, 2012, GLONASS 712 was deactivated and replaced in almanac slot 8 by GLONASS 743, transmitting on frequency channel -6 (minus 6). At the time, the satellite was physically in orbital slot 2. On January 4, the GLONASS System Control Centre announced that GLONASS 743 was to be moved from orbital slot 2... read more

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Russia Delays Launch of GLONASS-K Satellite

December 3, 2012By

According to RIA Novosti, the launch of Russia’s second GLONASS-K satellite has been delayed until 2013 from its end-of-year launch date, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Alexey Zolotukhin said on Monday. “The launch has been postponed due to technical flaws in the Fregat booster made by the Lavochkin space company,” Zolotukhin said. The new date for the launch will be set... read more

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Directions 2013: GLONASS Today and Tomorrow

December 1, 2012By

Since December 2011, the GLONASS system has been fully operational, providing worldwide service with 100 percent global availability and acceptable accuracy for most users. The system is globally accepted by many users, and most leading manufacturers include GLONASS in their devices. read more

Designer of GLONASS Dismissed in Embezzlement Scandal

November 12, 2012By

General Designer of Russia’s GLONASS satellite navigation system Yuri Urlichich has been dismissed from his post in the wake of an embezzlement scandal, a spokesperson for RF Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of the military-industrial complex, told Itar-Tass. Urlichich still holds the position of Director General of Russian Space Systems (RSS), but is no longer the... read more

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Out in Front: Happy Birthday, GNSS

November 1, 2012By
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  By Alan Cameron.   It was thirty years ago today, Cheremisin taught the band to play. They’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you the constellation here for years, Vladimir Putin’s GLObal NAv Sat System! While in our booth at INTERGEO in Hanover last month, I... read more

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Manufacture of 37 GLONASS Satellites Planned

September 26, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv:   The internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, Siberian Satellite, has reported on the status of current and future manufacturing of GLONASS satellites (loosely translated): “A federal target program, approved by the Russian Government, has provided measures to maintain and develop the GLONASS system. The Reshetnev Company from 2012 to 2020 will manufacture 15 “Glonass-M” satellites... read more

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Upcoming Navigation Satellite Launches Scheduled

September 11, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv.   Launch dates this fall for GNSS satellites are as follows, according to various sources: Compass M2 and M5: September 18, 18:12 UTC (speculative); Compass G6: No earlier than October 1. GSAT-10 (includes a GAGAN SBAS transponder): September 21. GPS IIF-3: October 4, 2012. Launch window: 12:10-12:29 UTC. Galileo IOV FM3 and FM4: October 10,... read more

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The System: Next GPS IIF in October

September 10, 2012By

Next GPS IIF in October The next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65), scheduled to be launched on October 4, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, dating from June... read more

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