GLONASS satellites: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

IRNSS Satellite Constellation of India recognized under WWRNS by IMO

Published: November 21, 2020

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) has been accepted as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for its operation in the Indian Ocean Region. This will enable the vessels to use IRNSS to obtain position information similar to GLONASS and GPS. Impacts The navigation system up ..

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Russia to launch third generation Glonass-K Satellite

Published: July 6, 2020

Russia recently announced that it is to launch the third generation Glonass-K satellite from the Plesetsk Space Centre in August, 2020. The launch of the satellite was postponed several times. Highlights Glonass-K is a Russian navigation satellite. It is to be launched using Soyuz carrier rocket. The first Glonass-K satellite was launched in 2011 and ..

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Russia launches a Glonass- M positioning satellite by using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket

Published: June 17, 2018

Russia has successfully launched a Glonass- M positioning satellite by using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center on June 17, 2018. The Glonass network provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the globe, at an accuracy reportedly at par with the U.S. Global Positioning System.

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Russia launches last Glonass-M satellite

Published: January 9, 2012

Russia launched Soyuz carrier rocket with a Glonass-M navigation satellite on board from the Plesetsk Space Center. The launch of the Glonass, which will augment a group of 27 similar satellites already in orbit. This was the 5th and the last launch of a Glonass satellite this year. On November 4, 2011, three reserve Glonass-M ..

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Russia Completes the Deployment of GLONASS network

Published: December 7, 2011

GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema or Global Navigation Satellite System) is a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian Government by the Russian Space Forces. It is an alternative and complement to the United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS), the Chinese Compass navigation system and the planned Galileo positioning system of the European Union. ..

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