Glonass-K Satellite Launched

The Russian Space Forces have successfully launched a new Glonass-K navigation satellite from the Plesetsk space center, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Saturday. The previous launch under the Glonass project in December 2010, supposed to conclude the forming of the satellite grouping, was unsuccessful as the rocket veered off course and sunk in the Pacific Ocean. The loss cost Russia 2.5 billion rubles (USD86 million) in direct damages. The Glonass-K, which has a service life of ten years, will beam five navigation signals - four in the special L1 and L2 bands and one for civilian applications in the L3... (read more)
2011-02-28 09:35:31

Launch GLONASS Satellites Failed

According to Ria Novosti, the main cause of the loss of Russia's three Glonass-M satellites was due to human error caused by fueling the booster rocket with an excess of 1.5-2 tons of fuel, the head of the Russian state commission probing the incident said on Friday. The excessive fuel caused the DM-3 booster rocket to deviate from its course, leading to the subsequent loss of the satellites in the Pacific Ocean earlier in the week. "According to preliminary information, the problem was not the fuel service unit at the launching site, but one of the sensors showing the fuel... (read more)
2010-12-15 02:29:53

GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver

The SXBlue III GNSS is a palm-sized GNSS RTK receiver that uses both GPS and GLONASS for real-time, centimetre accuracy. Via Bluetooth, it brings centimetre accuracy to any Bluetooth-compliant smartphone, handheld, tablet or notebook computer. The SXBlue III GNSS uses new, patented technology that allows it to generate corrections for both GPS and GLONASS satellite data even if the user’s reference station (or RTK Network) only supports GPS. This features opens up productivity benefits of GLONASS to all high-precision users around the world, and not just ones who have access to GLONASS-enabled reference stations. For example, a 20 year-old GPS-only... (read more)
2012-08-24 10:56:29

Glonass Satellites Put into Orbit

Three Glonass global navigation have been successfully launched aboard a Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur space centre in Khazakstan. The Proton K rocket, which has been on the launch pad since Monday, lifted off on 26th October at 11.35 a.m. Moscow time (7.35 a.m. GMT) and put in orbit, according to the Russian Information Agency (RIA) Novosti.   Kazakhstan lifted a ban Wednesday on Proton launches from the Baikonur space center, which Russia rents from the ex-Soviet Central Asian country. The ban was imposed following a September 6 crash of a Proton-M. (read more)
2007-11-06 09:36:13

Glonass Compatibile GNSS Post-Processor

The EZSurv GNSS Post-Processing version offers full compatibility with Glonass satellite signals. EZSurv is compatible with most of the raw GNSS data formats on the market. It computes high accuracy geodetic results. The software allows seamless data post-processing between different receiver brands.   This product is the perfect companion software for high quality GNSS OEM receivers. EZSurv can be used to produce high quality geodetic results and centimetre kinematic results with dual or single frequency receivers. Also available are survey and GIS data collection software to record reliable raw GNSS data in the field along with features/attributes data. (read more)
2008-11-25 09:16:50

Newly Launched Glonass Satellites Operational

All three Glonass satellites launched on 26th October 2007 have now been declared operational (set healthy). This includes Glonass 718, operating on frequency channel -1 in slot 17. The next triple-satellite Glonass launch is scheduled for 25th December 2007. (read more)
2007-12-06 09:34:38

Glonass: Dawn, Decline and Revival

GPS and GLONASS: two operational Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), one owned by US and the other by Russia - <i>I know they give me positions; I know they enable me to navigate. But why is GPS flourishing whilst GLONASS recovers from decline?</i> The two GNSS systems currently available for civilian use are NAVSTAR (NAVigation Satellite Time and Ranging) and GLONASS (GLObal´naya NAvigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema: Global Navigational Satellite System). Development of NAVSTAR, owned by the US and managed by its Department of Defense, got underway in 1973. Nearly ten years later its continuation became a critical issue as US Congress... (read more)
2006-09-21 12:00:00

Three New Glonass Satellites in Orbit

Russia has successfully orbited three Glonass navigation satellites at 10:42 p.m. Moscow time (7:42 p.m. GMT) on 25th December 2007. The three satellites were launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan to join the existing satellite constellation, which comprises 15 operational satellites. The launch took place for the first time on board an improved Proton-M carrier rocket, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.   This was the second successful launch of a Proton rocket carrying Glonass navigation satellites this year. A previous launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket on 6th September 2007 failed.   "The equipment of each of... (read more)
2008-01-02 09:33:57

L1/L2 GLONASS Simulation System

Spirent Communications (UK) has announced the addition of GLONASS L2 test capability to its new GSS8000 simulation system which already supports GLONASS L1 simulation. This establishes the GSS8000 as the industry's first simulation system to support GLONASS L1 and L2 commercial signals. With this launch, GLONASS L1/L2 capability will be available both in a stand-alone system and also in combination with GPS and/or Galileo signals.   Simulation of GLONASS and other GNSS signals is the best way of testing receivers, systems and application performance. Only laboratory simulation can ensure controlled repeatable testing that explores both nominal and off-design conditions. By... (read more)
2008-04-09 10:08:19

GLONASS Functionality for Hemisphere GNSS Vector Products

Hemisphere GNSS has announced that all professional-level Vector products, including the V103, V113, VS131 and VS330, now include the ability to utilise the GLONASS satellite system, along with the GPS satellite system in the navigation solution. The tracking of the additional GLONASS signals provides a much more robust solution, especially in challenging environments. Vector Technology uniquely processes L1 GPS and GLONASS signals to deliver precise heading, greater positioning reliability and improved performance in challenging environments. Hemisphere GNSS’s patented Vector technology computes the heading and pitch or roll angle while stationary or in motion allowing for heading accuracy of up to... (read more)
2014-03-11 10:25:21
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