Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. GPS News .




GPS NEWS
Roscosmos Requests Glonass Project Contractor Head's Dismissal
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Nov 20, 2012


Yuri Urlichich. Photo courtesy RIA Novoti - Ruslan Krivobok

Russia's Federal Space Agency has initiated the dismissal of Yuri Urlichich, who headed a Glonass project contractor, the space agency's head Vladimir Popovkin said on Monday. Urlichich lost his post of the scandal-hit project's chief designer on November 11.

"We have sent documents to the Economic Development Ministry, requesting to relieve Urlichich of his duties in the Russian Space Systems. I think all the decisions will be made this week," Popovkin said.

The only shareholder of the Russian Space Systems, a company hired by Roscosmos to draft technical specifications for Glonass, is the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo).

"I'm not ready to tell who will be the [new] chief. One of Urlichich's deputies will be the acting head, and we are now considering possible candidates," the Roscosmos chief told reporters, adding that the move was intended "to prevent interference into the ongoing investigation."

Russia's rival to GPS was rocked by fraud allegations earlier this month, with the Interior Ministry accusing unnamed Glonass officers of embezzling 6.5 billion rubles ($200 million) of program's funds.

The first signs of a looming scandal appeared in July when police raided the offices of Russian Space Systems and "unearthed facts of the unreasonable spending of 565 million rubles ($17 million)."

The firm was at the center of a public spat earlier this year after accusing Popovkin of "illegal audits" and setting up "uncontrolled structures." Roscosmos then hit back, saying the allegations were part of a "media campaign" against Popovkin.

Source: Voice of Russia

.


Related Links
Roscosmos
GPS Applications, Technology and Suppliers






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





GPS NEWS
Mobile GPS Tracking capability on JCB ruggedized mobile phones
London, UK (SPX) Nov 18, 2012
Vismo GPS tracking installed on the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart is ideal for organisations operating in harsh, inhospitable, high risk areas of the World. Aimed at the Oil and Exploration market and those organisations involved in construction in high risk areas, the Vismo/Pro-Smart combination is robust and ready for action in environments where other handsets would be unsuitable. The JCB ha ... read more


GPS NEWS
Thanksgiving turkeys in genetic study

China agrees to buy from Thai rice mountain

Plants and soils could exacerbate climate change as global climate warms

Desert farming forms bacterial communities that promote drought resistance

GPS NEWS
USC scientists 'clone' carbon nanotubes to unlock their potential for use in electronics

Intel to seek new CEO, Otellini to retire in May

First noiseless single photon amplifier

New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips

GPS NEWS
India to buy nearly 130 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia

Chile phasing out C-212 tactical aircraft

Boeing Statement Supporting House Vote on Russia PNTR

China's home-grown plane rises to the challenge

GPS NEWS
Jaguar Land Rover, Chery lay foundation for China plant

New blow as Toyota recalls 2.77 mn vehicles globally

Expert's report on economic and environmental advantages of High Capacity Vehicles

Japan car sales in China fall 59.4% in October: group

GPS NEWS
HP seeks fraud probe on acquired firm after writeoff

Asian rivals pursue trade pact amid maritime rows

China 'optimistic' about FTA talks with Japan, S. Korea

Guinea sparks showdown over mineral riches

GPS NEWS
Preserve the services of mangroves - Earth's invaluable coastal forests

Massive deforestation risks turning Somalia into desert

Myanmar's forests at risk

Inspiration from Mother Nature leads to improved wood

GPS NEWS
How many Russian Earth observation satellites will be in orbit by 2015?

A SPOT 6 Success Story

China launches third environment monitoring satellite

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up

GPS NEWS
Nanometer-scale diamond tips improve nano-manufacturing

Paper-and-scissors technique rocks the nano world

Pull with caution

What if the nanoworld slides




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement