TAG: Russia

GLONASS Loses Control Again

April 16, 2014By
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The GLONASS constellation has suffered a major problem for the second time this month. On Monday, April 14, eight GLONASS satellites were simultaneously set unhealthy for about half an hour, meaning that most GLONASS or multi-constellation receivers would have ignored those satellites in positioning computations. In addition, one other satellite in the fleet was out of commission undergoing maintenance. This... read more

Directions 2014: New Horizons of GLONASS

December 1, 2013By

The fundamentals of Russian government policy in satellite navigation are defined in Presidential Decree #638 of May 17, 2007, and specify that GLONASS services are provided globally and free of any user fees, and GLONASS is used as a basis of the National Positioning, Navigation and Timing System. To efficiently implement the government policy in satellite navigation, in March 2012 the Government approved the dedicated Federal Program focused on GLONASS sustainment, development, and expansion of applications. read more

Second Russian SBAS Satellite Prepared for Launch

August 1, 2012By

Luch-5B, the second of a set of three geostationary satellites being launched to reactivate Roscosmos's Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It arrived together with the Yamal-300K satellite in a single shipping container aboard an Antanov An-124-100 Ruslan flight from Krasnoyarsk. read more

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GLONASS Modernization

November 1, 2011By
Figure 10. SDCM horizontal protection Level (HPL) versus horizontal alert limit (HAL). Image updated April 16, 2012.

The GLONASS-K satellite, transmitting a CDMA signal in the L3 band, inaugurates a new era of radionavigation signals for both the Russian system and for international GNSS interoperability. As demand for high-precision services through dual- or triple-frequency user equipment increases, GLONASS will come to the forefront. The 2014 GLONASS-K2 satellite will have an FDMA signal in the L1 and L2 bands and CDMA signals in L1, L2, and L3. The overall constellation update will be completed in 2021. Another 2014 launch will fill the Russian SBAS orbit constellation with three geostationary space vehicles. read more

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How GPS and GLONASS Got Together — and Other Recent Events

June 1, 2011By
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The recent broadcast of the first CDMA signal from the new GLONASS-K satellite culminates a long series of events that began in 1989. A key participant gives a first-hand account of the history of many meetings, formal and informal, that created true interoperability between the two major satellite systems, giving users a modern GNSS in action. read more

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