Tag: Navigation

  • Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1 No. 18

    Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1 No. 18

    Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.

  • SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28)

    SpaceX | Falcon 9 Block 5 | Galileo L13 (FOC FM26 & FM28)

    Two satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system. Originally planned for launch on Soyuz-ST and then Ariane 6 but both were unavailable. Galileo provides Europe with an alternative to the American GPS and Russian GLONASS constellations, but will be interoperable with both systems.

  • Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1 No. 19

    Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1 No. 19

    Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.

  • Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-K2 No. 14

    Russian Space Forces | Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-K2 No. 14

    Glonass-K2 are the fourth generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 1645 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.