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17.08.2018 / GLONASS satellites will communicate with each other using lasers

«Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems», manufacturer of GLONASS satellites, intends to organize a communication session between two devices of the constellation, according to the corporate newspaper of the enterprise.

17.08.2018 / The new «GLONASS-K1» satellite will be launched in early 2019

The third satellite of «GLONASS-K1» series, designed to increase the navigation accuracy, will be launched in early 2019.
This delay was caused by technical difficulties associated with the delivery of equipment from co-contractors.

15.08.2018 / RSS will develop new services based on GLONASS satellite navigation system technologies

«Russian Space Systems» holding company (RSS, part of «Roscosmos» State Corporation) is developing new services based on GLONASS satellite navigation system technologies.

13.08.2018 / Russia and China develop a modern system of joint navigation standards

Sergey Silin, head of the international programs department of the chief designer of consumer navigation equipment, summed up results of negotiations with the Chinese delegation at the International forum on satellite navigation in Moscow, as well as announced future plans of the chief designer's department.

09.08.2018 / «GLONASS-M» No. 734 satellite was withdrawn from the constellation again

According to the data published on the website of the information-analytical center of coordinate-time and navigation support, «GLONASS-M» No. 734 spacecraft was withdrawn from the orbital constellation.

08.08.2018 / Tomsk scientists developed an antenna for high-precision navigation systems

Scientists of the Research Institute of Radio Engineering Systems of Tomsk University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) developed a modular antenna for navigation equipment, which will enable to receive a signal even in case of intense interference.

06.08.2018 / The Russian navigation equipment will be tested by robots

According to the documentation published on the public procurement website, the Roscosmos head scientific institute TsNIIMash ordered the supply of a hand-manipulator for testing navigation receivers.
The hand-manipulator with six joints capable of rotating 360 degrees each is planned to be installed under a special hemisphere that transmits only certain radio signals.

31.07.2018 / New NASA satellites will inform about hurricanes in advance

NASA is testing a new system of eight satellites, which will predict hurricanes long before they gain strength and will pose a threat to people. According to scientists, this is an urgent need as modern systems are not able to measure the potential intensity of the storm in advance.

31.07.2018 / China has almost completed the formation of the basic group of navigation satellites

China launched two geo positioning satellites BeiDou -3 via a single carrier rocket entering a period with unprecedentedly intensive launches, reports Xinhua Agency on July 29.
The Long March-3B carrier rocket lifted off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 9:48 a.m., the 281st mission of the Long March rocket series.

27.07.2018 / Galileo: the European navigation satellite system became global

Galileo, the European global navigation satellite system (GNSS), an analogue of the Russian GLONASS, moved a step further in the accuracy of navigation calculations with the launch of the new four satellites. Now their number will be 26, while 24 are enough for the full operation of the system.