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January 30th, 2011
GLONASS Satellite Restarts Operations After Maintenance

The 22nd satellite of Russia’s GLONASS global navigation satellite system has resumed functioning after routine maintenance. The Glonass-M satellite No. 714 was put back into operation at 8:30 a.m. on January 27, nine days later than planned, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on its website. Roscosmos director Anatoly Perminov said earlier that “the 22nd satellite currently in orbit would be put back into operative condition before January 18.” The Glonass-M satellite No. 714 was placed into orbit on December 25, 2005 and began operating on August 31, 2006. Read More