What is the basic principle of GLONASS?

What is the basic principle of GLONASS?

GLONASS signals have the same polarization (orientation of the electromagnetic waves) as GPS signals, and have comparable signal strength. The GLONASS system is based on 24 satellites using 12 frequencies. The satellites can share the frequencies by having antipodal satellites transmitting on the same frequency.

What is GLONASS and its purpose?

GLONASS is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to users on a continuous worldwide basis freely available to all.

Is GLONASS operational?

It provides an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the second navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision….GLONASS.

Type Military, civilian
Status Operational
Coverage Global
Accuracy 2.8–7.38 metres
Constellation size

Where is GLONASS used?

Cartography: GLONASS is used in civilian and military cartography. Tectonics: tectonic plates movements and convulsions are tracked using satellites. Navigation: global positioning systems are used for maritime and roadway navigation.

Who owns the GLONASS satellites?

the Russian Federation
GLONASS. GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigazionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema, or Global Navigation Satellite System) is a global GNSS owned and operated by the Russian Federation. The fully operational system consists of 24+ satellites.

How many GLONASS satellites is in operational?


How is GLONASS different from GPS?

The main difference between GPS & GLONASS is that, with GPS satellites use the same radio frequencies but have different codes for communication while GLONASS satellites have the same codes but use different frequencies, allowing satellites on the same orbital plane to communicate.