Latest GLONASS Stories

2009-02-23 05:31:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today introduced a new Trimble(R) R8 GNSS System with significant innovations in Trimble R-Track(TM) technology including RTK Signal Prediction(TM) technology, unprecedented RTK correction compression and next generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) architecture. This enhanced survey system also features new capabilities to customize, remotely configure, and connect to Trimble R8 GNSS base and rover receivers...

2009-01-30 15:08:01

Russia has launched its first rocket of the year, carrying a research satellite as its payload, a space agency spokesman said Friday. The launch of the Cyclone-3 rocket from the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia originally was scheduled for Thursday, but was delayed for technical reasons, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. The Coronas-Photon satellite, which will study the sun from near-Earth orbit, is the third of three satellite placed in orbit under Russia's Coronas...

2009-01-20 05:31:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its latest Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) guidance product that offers a wide range of precision agriculture applications in a single package. Trimble's new AgGPS(R) FmX(TM) integrated display is the first display system in the industry today to work as either a stand-alone manual guidance system or as part of an automated guidance, implement control or steering system. Farmers can use...

2008-09-27 21:00:21

NOVO-OGARYOVO. Sept 27 (Interfax) - A federal operator to distribute the information services provided with the use of the GLONASS global satellite navigation system will be established within the next two or three months, said Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of AFK-Sistema, a major Russian diversified consumer services corporation. "Everything will be clarified within two or three months as regards the establishment of a federal operator to provide information services to transportation...

2008-09-27 12:00:47

Text of report in English by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 25 September: Three Glonass-M satellites launched by a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baykonur space centre (Kazakhstan) on Thursday [25 September] have detached from the DM booster block and took up their calculated orbits. "The satellites will be switched on after a series of cyclic tests to adjust control systems and systems responsible for the reception and transmission of signals....

2008-09-26 09:00:31

Russia launches rocket with navigator satellites MOSCOW, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Russian carrier rocket blasted off on Thursday from Baikonur cosmodrome, a Central Asian launching pad, with three navigator satellites atop, local media reported. The Proton carrier rocket is expected to send into orbit the three satellites of the GLONASS network, a Russian version of the U.S. Globle Positioning System (GPS), said a spokesman of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The delivery...

2008-09-25 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Sep 25 (Interfax-AVN) - Three GLONASS-M satellites launched by a Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center (Kazakhstan) on Thursday have detached from the DM booster bloc and took up their calculated orbits. "The satellites will be switched on after a series of cyclic tests to adjust control systems and systems responsible for the reception and transmission of signals. This may take roughly between 30 and 60 days after the launch," a source in the Russian space agency...

2008-09-25 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 25 (Interfax-AVN) - A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three Glonass-M satellites has been launched from the Baikonur space center. "The launch was successful. The DM booster and the satellites will reach the orbit in approximately nine minutes," a source at the Federal Space Agency told Interfax-AVN. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-22 16:00:49

Eleven out of the 21 industrial groups expressing interest in building Europe's Galileo satellite-navigation system were shortlisted for contracts.  The new system will compete with, but also complement, the United States' GPS network. The European Commission has budgeted more than two billion euros (almost $4 billion USD) for the project to construct 26 satellites, purchase launch rockets and set up the ground control centers. The Commission's partner, the European Space Agency (ESA),...

2008-09-18 21:00:22

MOSCOW. Sept 18 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Glonass navigation system will eventually become compatible with the U.S. GPS and the European Galileo positioning networks and thus offer services of better quality, Glonass/GNSS-Forum Executive Director Alexei Pchelintsev told Interfax-AVN on Thursday. "Further development and modernization of Glonass will make it compatible with GPS and Galileo. In fact, the general positioning systems will not impede each other's operation but provide a...

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