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Russia Launches Three Modernized GLONASS Global Positioning Satellites

On December 25, 2006, Russia successfully launched three modernized GLONASS-M satellites to join its existing, partially complete, GLONASS global navigation satellite system. The GLONASS -M series of satellites have an additional navigation frequency for civilian users, a longer (seven year) service life and updated antenna feeder systems. A new satellite series, GLONASS-K, with reduced weight (cheaper to launch) and a further increased operation lifetime of 10-12 years, is expected to […]

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