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GLONASS launches No. 53 to replenish constellation

May 31, 2016By

On May 29 a Soyuz-2.1b with upper stage Fregat and a GLONASS-M satellite (No. 53) successfully lifted off from Plesetsk Space Center. The satellite was placed into its preprogrammed orbit and registered by the facilities of the Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Centre. Ground control established communications with it. The stable telemetry link shows that onboard satellite systems... read more

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GLONASS-M satellite delivered for launch

April 25, 2016By
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Another GLONASS-M satellite, designed and built by a team of Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company, has been delivered to the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Accompanied by the company’s technical team and housed in a dedicated high-technology container, it was shipped to the Yemelyanovo Airport of Krasnoyarsk and then flew to the Plesetsk cosmodrome aboard a cargo aircraft IL-76. At the cosmodrome, ISS-Reshetnev... read more

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Russia launches GLONASS-M 51 into orbit

February 8, 2016By
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A GLONASS-M satellite was launched into orbit on Feb. 7 at 03:21 Moscow time from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport, reports the Russian space agency Roscosmos.  The Russian Defense Ministry successfully launched GLONASS-M 51 (known as 751 in orbit) aboard a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage. Three and a half hours after lift-off, the satellite separated from the upper stage and ground control established communications with it. The... read more

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Next-generation GLONASS-K2 won’t launch until 2017 at earliest

November 12, 2015By

The test flight of the first GLONASS-K2 satellite — a new generation GLONASS satellite with a design life of 10 years — is expected to take place from late 2017 to early 2018, RIA Novosti reports. The Russian news agency quoted Nikolai Testoyedov, CEO of Information Satellite Systems—Reshetnev, speaking at the 2015 Dubai Air Show. According to Testoyedov, the GLONASS-K2 satellites had difficulty being equipped following... read more

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GLONASS Satellites Will Be ‘Made in Russia’ Only

May 26, 2015By

JSC “Russian Space Systems” (RCC), together with ISS Reshetnev, plan to remove imported components in construction of GLONASS satellites, according to an Izvestia article. Production of the advanced GLONASS satellite “GLONASS-K” is scheduled to begin later this year. According JSC CEO Andrew Tyulina, the company intends to stop the use of foreign electronic components as soon as possible. The plan is to have... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz Used to Test ERA-GLONASS Systems

April 13, 2015By

The Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate in Russia is now using the R&S CMW500 to certify ERA-GLONASS systems in line with the TR CU 018/2011 technical guideline. The independent Russian test lab is currently the only test lab in Russia accredited to certify these systems. The R&S CMW500 is a wideband radio communication tester. Equipped with the R&S CMW-KA095 application software, the... read more

First Launch of GLONASS-K2 Satellite Planned for 2018

April 2, 2015By

The first GLONASS-K2 spacecraft will be launched into orbit in 2018, said Nicholas Testoyedov, the CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, as reported by the Assotsiatsiya GLONASS/GNSS Forum. “In 2018, we are preparing to launch the first satellite of the series GLONASS-K2,” Testoyedov said. “This satellite has advanced features. In the development of the navigation functions, new code division signals... read more

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Javad Ashjaee Urges Diplomacy, Cooperation to End Crimean Stand-Off

March 25, 2015By

By Javad Ashjaee 25 years ago, while the Soviet Union still existed, I began efforts that led me to become the first to combine United States’ GPS and Russia’s GLONASS satellites. Later I hosted many GPS and GLONASS authorities, fostered friendships among them, and promoted concepts such as “compatibility” and “interoperability” of satellite systems. See the details in the GPS... read more

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