Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Russians to beef up GLONASS

Russia plans to double it's number of GLONASS communications satellites over the next 3 years. GLONASS is the Russian equivalent of GPS and the upgrade could be due to the fact Russian aircraft reported they had difficulty finding their targets in the Georgian war.

The plan is to increase the number of GLONASS-M satellites to 30 from an originally planned 24 and also develop the next generation GLONASS-K.

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