Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. GPS News .

Russia Set to Launch Four GLONASS Satellites This Year
by Staff Writers
Plesetsk, Russia (RIA Novosti) Jun 13, 2013

File image.

Russia plans to launch for more satellites for the GLONASS navigation system by the end of this year, the Aerospace Defense Forces head said on Saturday.

"Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board of a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space center and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space center," Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said.

The most recent launch of the GLONASS satellite took place on April 26, when a Soyuz 2-1b rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk space center to orbit a GLONASS-M satellite.

The Global Navigation Satellite System (Glonass), which was officially launched in 1993, is Russia's answer to the US Global Positioning System (GPS). It provides data for real-time positioning and speed of surface, sea and air objects to within an accuracy of one meter.

The Glonass program was initiated in the 1970s but underwent a radical revamp in 2001. The 24 satellites comprising the system had been put into orbit by 2010, though only after several costly malfunctions and launch failures by carrier rockets.

The program has cost 140 billion rubles ($4.4 billion) to implement to date, and its budget for 2012-2020 stands at a further 326 billion rubles ($10 billion).

Source: RIA Novosti


Related Links
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 DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

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

Orbcomm Offers Dual-Mode Telematics Solution For Heavy Equipment Industry
Rochelle Park NJ (SPX) Jun 11, 2013
ORBCOMM has announced the availability of a complete end-to-end telematics solution for the heavy equipment industry. Leveraging the strategic acquisition of MobileNet, Inc. as well as long-time partnerships with Quake Global, Inc. (Quake) and Tier One wireless carriers, AT and T, Rogers, T-Mobile, and Vodafone, ORBCOMM is delivering a best-of-breed dual-mode solution. This comprehensive o ... read more

Tillage and reduced-input rotations affect runoff from agricultural fields

URI, firm developing techniques for tuna aquaculture

How does inbreeding avoidance evolve in plants

How do you feed nine billion people

First large-scale production of III-V semiconductor nanowire

2-D electronics take a step forward

Study suggests second life for possible spintronic materials

Spintronics approach enables new quantum technologies

Google to beam Internet from balloons

Boeing aviation forecast sets scene for crowded skies

Lockheed Martin Receives JASSM Contract for Additional Integration onto Finish Air Force F-18

F-35 Supplier in Israel Delivers First Advanced Composite Component

EU takes Germany to task over new auto coolant rules

Study finds speech-to-text risks behind the wheel

China auto sales growth slows in May: group

French electric car share program sets sights on Indy

Nicaragua grants bid to build Panama Canal rival

EU takes China to WTO over steel anti-dumping duties

China to deal 'appropriately' with EU steel challenge

China miners' African gold rush tarnished by terror

Whitebark Pine Trees: Is Their Future at Risk

Brazil's restive natives step protests over land rights

Brazilian official resigns over indigenous protests

Brazil police deployed to contain land feud

SMOS maps record soil water before flood

Landsat Satellite Looks Back at El Paso, Forward to a New Mission

NASA Builds Sophisticated Earth-Observing Microwave Radiometer

Big data from space: Imagery of Rome delivered in near real time

Polymer structures serve as 'nanoreactors' for nanocrystals with uniform sizes, shapes

Controlling magnetic clouds in graphene

Carbon nanotubes for molecular magnetic resonances

New microfluidic method expands toolbox for nanoparticle manipulation

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