Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines

Russia to begin full- scale operations of GLONASS by July: Roscosmos

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

GLONASS satellite.

MOSCOW (BNS): Russian Federal Space Agency expects to start the full- scale operations of Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) by July 2011, a media report said.

“At present, GLONASS has 21 operational satellites among a total 26 satellites of the GLONASS-M type orbiting the Earth,” Itar Tass quoted Director Anatoly Perminov as saying on Tuesday.

By January 18, one more satellite is expected to become operational. In February–March, a GLONASS-K satellite with enhanced features is expected to be put into orbit, thus increasing the number of operational GLONASS satellites to 23, he added.

Overall, Russia requires 18 GLONASS operational satellites to cover its entire territory and almost 24 operational satellites for the global coverage.

The agency is also planing to put three GLONASS satellites into orbit at once in August.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

India, US have finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion: Trump after talks with Modi

India and the US on Tuesday finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion, and signed three MoUs, including one in energy sector, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the two countries have decided to take Indo-US ties to comprehensive global partnership level.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery