Differential Glonass Capability Extended

Veripos has extended its globalised network with introduction of Differential Glonass augmentation data broadcast from its Asian reference stations in Manila, the Philippines, Sakhalin in East Russia and Singapore. This is in addition to recently announced stations in India which have had similar DGlonass capability added.   The new DGlonass capability, which can be activated at any station on demand, complements similar facilities already available as an integral part of Veripos' regional GNSS networks using multiple and high and low power delivery satellites for realisation of metre-level accuracies. Corrections, which are encoded in standard RTCM format, can be used directly... (read more)
2008-07-07 09:10:53

Launch GLONASS Satellites Failed

According to Ria Novosti, the main cause of the loss of Russia's three Glonass-M satellites was due to human error from fueling the booster rocket with an excess of 1.5-2 tons of fuel, the head of the Russian state commission probing the incident said on Friday. The excessive fuel caused the DM-3 booster rocket to deviate from its course, leading to the subsequent loss of the satellites in the Pacific Ocean earlier in the week.  "According to preliminary information, the problem was not the fuel service unit at the launching site, but one of the sensors showing the fuel level,"... (read more)
2010-12-15 02:33:16

Glonass-K Satellite Launched

The Russian Space Forces have successfully launched a new Glonass-K navigation satellite from the Plesetsk space center, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Saturday. The previous launch under the Glonass project in December 2010, supposed to conclude the forming of the satellite grouping, was unsuccessful as the rocket veered off course and sunk in the Pacific Ocean. The loss cost Russia 2.5 billion rubles (USD86 million) in direct damages. The Glonass-K, which has a service life of ten years, will beam five navigation signals - four in the special L1 and L2 bands and one for civilian applications in the L3... (read more)
2011-02-28 11:42:39

Glonass Satellites Put into Orbit

Three Glonass global navigation have been successfully launched aboard a Russian Proton rocket from Baikonur space centre in Khazakstan. The Proton K rocket, which has been on the launch pad since Monday, lifted off on 26th October at 11.35 a.m. Moscow time (7.35 a.m. GMT) and put in orbit, according to the Russian Information Agency (RIA) Novosti.   Kazakhstan lifted a ban Wednesday on Proton launches from the Baikonur space center, which Russia rents from the ex-Soviet Central Asian country. The ban was imposed following a September 6 crash of a Proton-M.     (read more)
2007-11-08 10:30:20

GPS/GLONASS RTK Receiver Module

The Ashtech MB100 GNSS board has been developed for applications when power consumption, size and dependable performances such as raw data quality, real-time positioning (SBAS up to RTK) or GNSS heading + pitch/roll determination are critical. The MB100 is designed to address L1 GPS+SBAS applications - including heading + pitch/roll determination. Ashtech’s Z-Blade Technology and dual-frequency GPS configuration offerlong-range RTK performance, while single-frequency GPS + GLONASS configuration provides more satellites in view for demanding environments. Embedded Z-Blade GNSS centric technology uses all available GNSS signals equally, without any constellation preference, to deliver fast and stable solutions. The MB100 works as... (read more)
2013-06-06 10:10:46

GLONASS Adds Three New Satellites

Users of Topcon Positioning Systems GPS+ technology can now access three additional GLONASS satellites following a Christmas Day launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Topcon GPS+ is the only dual frequency satellite-based precision positioning system that allows its users the option to access both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, virtually eliminating jobsite downtime due to weak or obstructed satellite reception. The launch, which increased the number of GLONASS satellites to 17 (with GPS, the total satellites available to Topcon users is 41), is the first of a series of satellite placements the Russian Federal Space Agency has scheduled... (read more)
2006-02-08 12:00:00

GPS/GLONASS Dual Frequency OEM Receiver Platform

Septentrio has announced AsteRx2, a compact high-end dual-frequency GNSS receiver for demanding industrial and professional applications. This is the second product in the new AsteRx family of GNSS receiver boards from Septentrio. AsteRx2 is a compact OEM board with low power consumption, featuring dual-frequency GPS tracking and offering measurements for high-precision positioning even in challenging environments. AsteRx2 features optional GLONASS functionality, thus increasing availability, reliability and accuracy of positioning. Septentrio has high expectations of the combination GPS-GLONASS, according to Peter Grognard, Managing Director of Septentrio. "With the expected investments in the GLONASS system announced by the Russian Federal Government, the... (read more)
2006-09-27 12:00:00

Three New Glonass Satellites in Orbit

Russia has successfully orbited three Glonass navigation satellites at 10:42 p.m. Moscow time (7:42 p.m. GMT) on 25th December 2007. The three satellites were launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan to join the existing satellite constellation, which comprises 15 operational satellites. The launch took place for the first time on board an improved Proton-M carrier rocket, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. This was the second successful launch of a Proton rocket carrying Glonass navigation satellites this year. A previous launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket on 6th September 2007 failed.     (read more)
2008-01-02 11:39:13

Differential GLONASS Service for Veripos in Brazil

Veripos has extended its Brazilian network with introduction of complementary Glonass facilities via two of its seven regional reference stations, Catu and Macae. Introduction of the independent Russian Glonass facility as a secondary GNSS satellite positioning capability will increase levels of redundancy while also enhancing seamless quality and reliability of precision – particularly during periods of local masking, scintillation or inadequate GPS geometry. The new facility now forms part of Veripos’ Standard service available worldwide, with a number of other reference stations also undergoing upgrades with combined GPS-Glonass receivers. (read more)
2005-03-07 12:00:00

Russia to Expand Glonass by Year End

Russia will increase the number of satellites comprising its Glonass navigation system to 18 by the end of 2007, the head of Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) said Monday. Glonass is a Russian version of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS), which is designed for both military and civilian use, and allows users to identify their positions in real time. The system can also be used in geological prospecting. Two carrier rockets are planned to be launched by the end of 2007, to put in orbit six Glonass navigation satellites. As a result, the Glonass orbital group will comprise 18... (read more)
2007-04-18 01:41:23
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