TAG: Russia

Kalashnikov Goes Airborne with UAV Acquisition

February 23, 2015By

Russian automatic weapons maker Kalashnikov Concern is acquiring UAV company, according to Defense News. Kalashnikov produces a well-known assault rifle. The acquisition of the UAV companyZALA Aero is part of the company’s development strategy through 2020, according to a statement released to Defense News. “Based off Kalashnikov Concern and ZALA Aero company, we plan to develop and manufacture drones, mobile and earth-based management... read more

Russia, China Sign Satellite Navigation Agreement

February 10, 2015By

Russia and China have signed a cooperation agreement on satellite navigation, a Russian Space Agency spokesperson told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov met with Xu Dazhe, the leader of China’s National Space Administration, on an official visit in Beijing. “The first provision to set up a committee and a protocol were signed during the first working session. Igor Komarov and Xu Dazhe discussed... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in GNSS, GNSS News, Latest News

Russian Airline Approved for GNSS Landings

January 7, 2015By

Russia’s S7 Airlines has received approval for three Boeing 737-800s to perform landings using GNSS, becoming the country’s first carrier to do so, reports Air Transport World. According to an S7 statement, more than 50 airports in Russia have installed equipment allowing global positioning landings (GLS). Russia’s State Air Transport Management Corp. plans to certify 10-15 airports per year for GLS... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in Latest News, Transportation

Sanctions Delay Russia’s GLONASS-K2 Program

December 17, 2014By
The second GLONASS-K1 rocket prior to launch.

According to the GLONASS satellite manufacturer, the company will now produce nine GLONASS-K1 satellites rather than move to GLONASS-K2, because of the sanctions restricting the delivery of radiation-resistant electronic components from the West. read more

This article is tagged with , , and posted in GLONASS, GNSS, GNSS News, Latest News

GPS Reflections Group Honored with Water Prize

November 12, 2014By

The GPS Reflections Group of University of Colorado-Boulder has been awarded the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Creativity Prize for Water. The prize is awarded biannually to acknowledge innovative work that contributes to the sustainable availability of water and the alleviation of the global problem of water scarcity. The awards will be presented in a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December... read more

Russian State Bank to Support GLONASS Projects

October 27, 2014By

Russian companies looking to develop GLONASS products and services can soon tap into an 8-billion-ruble fund. Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) plans to offer financial support for projects using GLONASS, pending government approval, according to the Russian news agency Ria Novosti. VEB’s sister fund, VEB Innovations, will set up the GLONASS Fund in the fourth quarter of this year, with funds made available by next February-March. The... read more

This article is tagged with and posted in GLONASS, GNSS News, Latest News

Improper Fuel Line Installation Led to Incorrect Galileo Orbit

October 6, 2014By

The cause of two Galileo satellites being released into the wrong orbit August 22 can be traced to improper installation of a hydrazine fuel line, according to Space News and the GalileoGNSS blog. The hydrazine fuel line was installed too close to a supercold helium line on the Fregat upper stage, which caused the hydrazine to freeze long enough to upset the Fregat stage’s orientation... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in Galileo, GNSS News, Latest News

Pratap Misra Honored with ION Kepler Award 

September 15, 2014By
Pratap Misra, 2014 Kepler Award recipient.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division awarded Pratap Misra its Johannes Kepler Award on September 12 at the ION GNSS+ Conference in Tampa, Florida, for his contributions to satellite navigation education, the understanding of GLONASS, and receiver autonomous integrity monitoring. Misra is credited with tracking GLONASS satellites using the AF Deep Space Tracking Network to determine their orbits in the... read more