GLONASS

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Full Name

Globalnaya navigatsionnaya sputnikovaya sistema

Operational Satellites

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GLONASS (ГЛОНАСС) (Глобальная навигационная спутниковая система) is a Russian global navigation satellite system operated by Roscosmos. It provides an alternative to GPS and is the second navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.

News & Developments

Last week, the Ministry of Transport of Russia came up with an initiative to replace GPS equipment on Russian aircraft for GLONASS equipment. The initiative of the Ministry of Transport is caused by disruptions in the work of GPS, said a member of the expert council under the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrei Ionin.

A new 13-meter radio telescope, which will soon be launched in the Leningrad region, will increase the accuracy of the Russian navigation system GLONASS, TASS reports with reference to the Institute's scientific director Alexander Ipatov.