Forming of Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system to complete on Sunday

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    Forming of Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system to complete on Sunday

    A Russian Proton-M carrier rocket will deliver three Glonass-M satellites into the orbit on Sunday, completing the forming of the global navigation system, a representative of Russian space agency Roscosmos has said.

    The rocket will blast off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 03:25pm local time (10:25 GMT), he said.

    Glonass is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and is designed for both military and civilian use. Both systems allow users to determine their positions to within a few meters.

    Russia currently has a total of 26 Glonass satellites in orbit, but three of them are not operational. The three Glonass-M satellites to be put into orbit on Sunday will allow Russia to operate a complete Glonass network of 24 operational satellites and have several satellites in reserve.

    The three satellites are planned to be put into operation in about 6 weeks.

    Forming of Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system to complete on Sunday | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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    India and Latin America are the priority markets for Russia’s Glonass satellite navigation system, similar to the US’ Global Positioning System, a top Russian official said Tuesday.Glonass or the Global Navigation Satellite System — is operated for the Russian government by the Russian Space Forces, the military wing responsible for space operations. It is designed for both military and civilian uses. ‘Priority markets today are Latin America and India,’ said Russian Space Systems deputy general director Grigory Stupak.
    A group of 31 Glonass satellites are currently in orbit with 24 needed to provide global coverage.
    Three reserve satellites were launched in November after three original satellites were destroyed in a failed launch last year. Do you like this story ?, Share!
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    These array of satellites deployed in orbit may just save us from global warming... We may find out there's actually no need for a Kyoto Protocol. All the signatories must do is send as many satellites into orbit as they can to block out the sun.
     
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    Excellent! Now we can start integrating our military arsenal with the signals.
     

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