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Formation of the GLONASS constellation completed in 2010

Russian Global Navigation Satellite System will work on a global scale before the end of 2010. This RIA Novosti reported with reference to the statement of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, which he made during his working trip to the Ryazan region. The Prime Minister also added that over the next fifteen years in the development of GLONASS, will be invested about 48 billion rubles.

«Currently, GLONASS signal is already fully covers the territory of Russia», — quotes Putin’s words agency «Interfax». Head of Government noted that before the end of 2010 plans to launch six satellites and space to complete the formation of groups GLONASS. In orbit always will be from 24 to 28 satellites, that, according to the prime minister, will receive the signal navigation system in all parts of the planet.

In addition, Putin invited all subjects of the RF design and make their own regional programs use the system. Premier said the government has already started developing the concept of the federal target program GLONASS to 2020, focused on the practical application of this technology.

Earlier it was reported that Vladimir Putin proposed in 2012 to equip all cars produced in Russia complex "Era-GLONASS. This system will alert the emergency services of the accident and independently call an ambulance.

Satellite navigation system GLONASS should be analogous to the American GPS and the European Galileo. In order to cover the territory of Russia, in an orbit must be 18 satellites. To signal can be taken anywhere in the world, must be at least 24 staff.


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