GLONASS system resumed operation in full

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GLONASS system resumed operation in full

The GLONASS satellite constellation is once again fully operational. This was reported on the website of the Information and Analytical Center for Coordinate, Time and Navigation Support (IAC KVNO) FSUE TsNIIMash.

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At the moment, the constellation of the domestic GLONASS navigation system includes 27 satellites. To form a global coverage of the entire surface of the Earth with navigation signals, the system needs 24 devices functioning according to their intended purpose, but until today the number of such satellites was 23. Two satellites were temporarily put into service. One more device is at the stage of flight tests and in the orbital reserve.

And now it is reported that the satellite “Glonass-K” No. 702 (9th working point) has been put into operation again. This unit has been under scheduled maintenance since September 3 this year. Initially, the specialists intended to return the satellite to the group on September 25, but there was some delay.

We add that next year’s work will be organized to create a high-orbit segment of the GLONASS navigation system. It is planned to launch six spacecraft on the Glonass-K platform. The launch of these satellites will improve the accuracy of navigation in the Eastern Hemisphere by a quarter. 

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