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February 26, 2011

Russia’s First GLONASS-K In Orbit, CDMA Signals Coming

The first new-generation satellite GLONASS-K of the GLONASS navigation system has reached its targeted orbit, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced today (February 26, 2011).

The Soyuz-2.1b rocket lifted off from Plesetsk cosmodrome at 6:07 a.m. (Moscow time) this morning. The GLONASS-K spacecraft was carried into its planned orbit by a Fregat booster at 9:41 a.m. Moscow time, according to Roscosmos public affairs office, which reported that the satellite separated from the booster as planned.

February 25, 2011

Russia Reschedules GLONASS-K Launch for February 26

Russian Space Forces Commander Lieutenant General Oleg Ostapenko said today (Friday, January 25) that launch of the first GLONASS-K launch satellite has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 26, at 6:07 a.m. Moscow time.

February 25, 2011

Russia Introduces New GLONASS Constellation Status Website

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has launched a new version of its Information-Analytical Center (IAC) website, probably the best-known and most-used source for real-time information on the GLONASS constellation.

Currently operating in test mode, the site may be accessed at <>. Among the new features of the IAC website are an interactive access to the GLONASS ftp-archive (the “Archive” section) and a new section with reference information (the “Guide”).

February 24, 2011

Russia Delays GLONASS-K Launch

Launch of the first GLONASS-K satellite, scheduled to take place this morning (6:15 a.m., Moscow time, February 24), has been  postponed for 24 hours, according to the Russian state news agency, RIA Novosti.

A spokesman for the Russian Space Defense Forces attributed the delay to "technical reasons." A news report by the PRIME-TASS news agency, citing a space industry source, said the failure involved a piece of the launch vehicle's control system equipment.

New Builds • February 16, 2011

NovAtel Announces SMART-MR15 GNSS Receiver/Antenna/Cellular Modem

NovAtel Inc. has released its new SMART-MR15 product, a dual-frequency receiver/antenna combination with an integrated cellular modem.

January 18, 2011

GLONASS: Bumpy Road

After technical and political setbacks, Russia gets ready to launch its first CDMA-equipped satellite in February.

Russia’s GNSS program started off the year recovering from a series of setbacks that resulted in the dismissal of two space officials in the wake of the December 5 launch failure of three GLONASS-M satellites.

The postponed launch of the next-generation GLONASS-K demonstration spacecraft in 2010 meant that the program ended up the year with four fewer satellites in orbit than expected.

Inside GNSS • January/February 2011

GNSS Interoperability

In the beginning, there was only the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS): an astounding start to the world of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

Since the United States declared full operational capability (FOC) for GPS in 1995, two major things have occurred:

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