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May 12th, 2011
Bright Future for GLONASS

The Russian Federal Space Agency is planning to increase the orbital network of GLONASS to 24 satellites this year. The project was launched in 1976 to address defence issues, but it has since been reoriented to the civilian market. The system provides full coverage of Russian territory and covers up to 98% of the planet. Sweden’s Swepos is the first Western company to announce it will use GLONASS, the Russian-produced global positioning system. Until recently, Swepos, which operates a network of satellite support stations in Sweden, had been using the American GPS system. Read More