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GLONASS-K  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): November 2011
Total Production: 23
Origin: Russia
Corporations: ISS Reshetnev Company
Parent System: GLONASS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 12 October 1982
Total Production: 80
Total Cost: RUB10.0 billion   (USD$162 million)
Family Members: GLONASS and GLONASS-M
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Description: GLONASS (GLObal NAvigazion Satellite System) is a multi-channel navigation satellite network developed by the former Soviet Union beginning in 1976 to provide accurate geo-location and airspeed data to its strategic bombers and cruise missiles as well as target positioning for its ballistic missiles. Following the Soviet Union collapse the whole project was put on hold. In 2001 the Russian Federal government re-launched the GLONASS project with the goal to get the whole system fully deployed by 2010. The GLONASS global navigation system consists of 24 orbiting satellites of which 21 providing geo-location signals throughout the world and the remaining three spacecraft used as on-orbit spares.

Following a circular orbit at 19,100 km of altitude (25,470 km from Earth's core) with an inclination of 64.8-degree, each spacecraft has an orbital period of approximately 11 hours and 15 minutes. Each spacecraft also has a latitude inclination of 15-degree which translates into the satellites crossing the equator one at a time (24x15=360/full coverage). Using this arrangement, at least five GLONASS satellites and their positioning signals are available at any given place and time on Earth. GLONASS satellites are distributed into three orbital planes with eight spacecrafts per plane. Each satellite passes over the same place every eight sidereal days, but with each orbital plane containing eight satellites the next satellite will pass over the same place in a sidereal day.

The GLONASS-K is a new generation of navigation satellite developed by Russia as part of its global navigation system. The new spacecraft features an extended service life of 10 to 12 years compared to seven on the GLONASS-M satellites. GLONASS-K is suitable for both civil and military customers and will allow customers to determine their position on Earth within a few meters. The first GLONASS-K spacecraft completed its acoustic tests in August 2010 and was launched by a Soyuz-2 rocket from Plesetsk (Russia) space center in February 2011 becoming operational by the end of 2011.

GLONASS-K Applications


Space Systems Soyuz-2

GLONASS-K Specifications

Performance
Orbit: 19,140 kilometer (11,896 mile)
Time
Orbital Period: 11.3 hour
Service Life: 10 year (3,650 day)
Weight
Weight: 750 kilogram (1,653 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

GLONASS-K News

There is 1 news
on 26 Feb 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011First GLONASS-K Navigation Satellite Launched Successfully

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia23
YearHoldings
Dec 20142
20111

Grand Total 231
 

GLONASS-K Spacecraft Listing


SerialCountry - Launch Rocket - SiteStatusLaunch DateOperationalRetired
GLONASS-K 1 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk26 Feb 2011Nov 2011-
GLONASS-K 2 Soyuz-2 - Plesetsk1 Dec 20142015-
GLONASS-K 3 ? - ?2016--
GLONASS-K 4 ? - ?2018--
GLONASS-K 5 ? - ?2018--
GLONASS-K 6 ? - ?2018--
GLONASS-K 7 ? - ?2019--
GLONASS-K 8 ? - ?2019--
GLONASS-K 9 ? - ?2019--
GLONASS-K 10 ? - ?2020--
GLONASS-K 11 ? - ?2020--
GLONASS-K 12 ? - ?2020--
GLONASS-K 13 ? - ?2021--
GLONASS-K 14 ? - ?2021--
GLONASS-K 15 ? - ?2021--
GLONASS-K 16 ? - ?2022--
GLONASS-K 17 ? - ?2022--
GLONASS-K 18 ? - ?2022--
GLONASS-K 19 ? - ?2023--
GLONASS-K 20 ? - ?2023--
GLONASS-K 21 ? - ?2023--
GLONASS-K 22 ? - ?2024--
GLONASS-K 23 ? - ?2024--

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