Experts have eliminated a failure in the GLONASS system

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in фотобанкGPS GLONASSExperts have eliminated a failure in the GLONASS system© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Technical failure in the voltage supply circuit of the ground infrastructure of the Russian navigation system GLONASS, which she has temporarily ceased to provide consumers with high-precision correction information via satellite link, eliminated, told RIA Novosti in the company «Russian space systems» — the operator of the system of differential correction and monitoring (sdcm).

Earlier in the sdcm website has information about problems of power supply at the point of placing the complex bookmarks and control which was temporarily suspended delivery of information precision of amendments to the navigation signal to consumers via satellite.

«The interruption of power supply at the point of placing the complex bookmarks and control was caused by a equipment and were short. The electricity was quickly restored in full. In this time slot works in a regular mode», — reported in «Russian space systems».

Sdcm is a special addition to the GLONASS system, which includes the orbital constellation of three satellites of the system «Beam» and a network of ground stations for reception and transmission of information posted on the territory of Russia and abroad. The system provides round the clock monitoring the status of satellites of the Russian navigation system is used to adjust their work. She’s using ground-based and satellite communication channels transmits all consumers needed accurate information. Without the use of slot positioning accuracy of GLONASS in Moscow is 3.1 meters. Due to the slot positioning accuracy using GLONASS can be up to 10 times higher. Satellite constellation slot intended for transmission of correction information between the ground stations and directly to consumers in remote regions of the world.

GLONASS navigation system dual purpose. The armed forces, it is used in Russian high-precision weapons, navigation and positioning units. In the civil sphere the use of GLONASS is very large: the control of movement of vehicles, monitoring of the infrastructure. The most famous project in the civil sphere is the system «ERA-GLONASS» aimed at calling emergency services on the scene of an accident, the location of which is determined by satellite navigation.

Currently, the Russian orbital grouping GLONASS satellites 25, of which 23 are used as intended, one is on the test, and one — on maintenance.