Russia has successfully put into orbit its latest addition to its navigation satellite fleet Glonass, the Glonass-K, said Russian Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin.
The Deputy Chief of the Russian Space agency ROSCOSMOS announced that Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year on the issue of installing GLONASS and Beidou stations in China and Russ
On 14 June 2014, Russia launched their GLONASS M55 navigation satellite via a Soyuz launch vehicle, lifting off at 1:16 p.m. EDT from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
On 24 March 2014 the Glonass-M navigation satellite was sent into orbit via a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from Russia’s Plesetsk space center.
Russia has plans to launch four more satellites for the Global Navigation Satellite System (Glonass) by this year-end, the Aerospace Defence Forces head said, as the website Zeenews reported.
Russia will build and launch 13 GLONASS-M and 22 GLONASS –K satellites between now and 2020, according to an outline of the nation’s space program published on the Federal Space Agency
Society may already be dangerously over-reliant on satellite radio navigation systems like GPS, the Royal Academy of Engineering warns.
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2011 will be held in the famous “Residenz München”, Germany March 1-3, 2011.
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