Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Satellites

Russian PNT Satellites (GLONASS)


2017 – GLONASS

Russia’s share of operational PNT satellites increased from ##% in 2016 to ##% in 2017. Operating the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), the nation was tied with... Russia’s share of…

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2016 – GLONASS

Although Russia increased the overall number of its Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellites, the number of operational GLONASS satellites decreased by ## during 2016.…

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2015 – GLONASS

As of December 2015, Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), comprised ##% of the operational global PNT constellations. Like the U.S. GPS milestone, 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of Russia’s…

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2007 – GLONASS

Russia has recently committed to upgrading its Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) to full operational capacity of ## operational satellites by late 2009. The GLONASS system, once set to rival…

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2014 – GLONASS

Russia launched ## GLONASS satellites in 2014, maintaining a constellation of ## operational satellites. Russia also faced some challenges with GLONASS during 2014. On April 1, GLONASS satellites transmitted messages…

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2008 – GLONASS

The Global Navigation Satellite System, or GLONASS, is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. GPS and is designed for both military and civilian use. The network became operational in 1995,…

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2009 – GLONASS

Russia’s GLONASS, like the U.S. system, is designed for both military and civilian use. In 2009, ## satellites were launched to expand the constellation to ## active satellites, although ##…

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2010 – GLONASS

Other nations are developing alternatives to GPS to stimulate innovation and provide new business opportunities. Russia’s GLONASS, like GPS, is designed for both military and civilian use. However, due in…

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2011 – GLONASS

A launch in October 2011 raised the number of operational satellites in Russia’s GLONASS system to ##, enabling full global coverage for the first time since the 1990s. GLONASS was…

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