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

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

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

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

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

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

Glonass Available to Russian Civilians January 2007

Russia's global satellite navigation system will become available to civilians in the country next year, the Russian Defense Minister announced. Mr. Sergei Ivanov said Russia's Global Navigation Satellite System, known as Glonass, will be offered to commercial customers worldwide in 2009. Glonass is the equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS. "Beginning January, the military General Staff will lift existing restrictions that had prevented civilians from using Glonass, allowing it "to work for the development of the economy and transport," Ivanov said in televised remarks. Russia now has 14 Glonass satellites. He said 18 satellites were necessary to... (read more)
2006-11-23 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

U.S. and Russia Promote GPS - GLONASS Cooperation

According to a recent press statement by the U.S. Department of State, the United States and Russia are discussing an agreement that will maintain the compatibility and advance the interoperability of GPS and GLONASS satellite systems for civilian purposes. Discussions between U.S. and Russian Federation delegates were held on 9-10 December 2004 in Washington D.C. The press statement, issued on 14 December 2004, summarised the intentions of the two countries: “Both sides reiterated their commitment to continuing these talks and reaffirmed that the United States and the Russian Federation intend to continue to provide the GPS and GLONASS civil signals... (read more)
2005-03-29 12:00:00
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