«Dead» satellites of the GLONASS system failed to revive

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The spacecraft for the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS, failed in mid-April, managed to revive, told RIA Novosti CEO spatialreference enterprise «Information satellite systems named after Reshetnev» Nikolai Testoyedov. [/cite

Navigation signal of the satellite «GLONASS-M» №734 missing on April 19. The spacecraft is in orbit for nine years with a guaranteed life of seven years. The grouping of the GLONASS satellites, there are 25, 23 of them used as directed.

«We were able to restore it. It’s on now, and will gather statistics in a period of eight days in order to enter the group. Was crashing on one of the systems, but we found a way to counter the problem,» said Testoyedov. [/cite

Despite this, he explained, 17 June, is expected to launch the next navigation satellites for replenishment of orbital grouping, and «GLONASS-M» №734 withdraw in orbital reserve.

«He worked in orbit for nine years instead of the seven prescribed, and given the fact that he was out of action for a month, we put on the preparations for the launch of terrestrial reserve one «GLONASS-M», — said Testoyedov. [/cite

In mid-April from two satellites within a few days out of order. Failure on the second recorded in the day when Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that the Russian system GLONASS caught up on the accuracy of the American GPS. After a few days, the satellite still earned.

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