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Russia launches final satellites for its own GPS

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posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 04:55 PM
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Russia launches final satellites for its own GPS


uk.reuters.com

Russia successfully launched a rocket on Tuesday carrying the last three satellites to complete a navigation system to rival America's GPS.

The military-run GLONASS mapping system works over most of Russia and is expected to cover the globe by the end of 2009, once all its 24 navigational satellites are operating.
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posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 04:55 PM
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Wow i didnt even know they were working on this. fully working by 2009 wow.

Russia sure are getting more and more pro-active globaly and it seems their less and less fearful each day when it comes to throwing their weight about

uk.reuters.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 05:37 PM
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A little late in my opinion, i mean if they want to rival the US system, i hope they keep in mind the GPS III upgrade in the next few years that give it 500 times the power of the current system.

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[edit on 26-12-2007 by LwSiX]



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