Expired GLONASS: half of the satellites have ended the warranty period

More than half of the spacecraft (SC) of the GLONASS domestic navigation system have worked longer than the established warranty periods. This was reported by the agency the day before. RIA News, referring to data received from the information and analytical center GLONASS.




Currently, out of 23 satellites in operation, 13 belong to the Glonass-M series. The warranty service life of these devices is 7 years, and their launch was carried out from 2007 to 2011. The remaining spacecraft were put into orbit between 2012 and 2019. One of them has a service life of 10 years, and the remaining nine, like the previous series, have 7 years.

It is worth noting that now the manufacturer has four ready-made devices from the Glonass-M series. Also, several Glonass-K satellites are at the assembly stage.

The production of new spacecraft is complicated by Western sanctions imposed on dual-use electronics. This, in turn, led to a reduction in funding for the domestic system (corresponding amendments to the federal budget were introduced in July of this year). As a result, the updating of the group today occurs only when necessary.

Recall that in addition to the existing 23 satellites, the GLONASS system has 4 spacecraft, one of which is sent for maintenance, two are in the orbital reserve and another is at the test stage. At the same time, in "Roskosmos" about the "expiration" of the satellites they said that they did not see the point in launching new devices, while the old ones continue to fulfill their functions.
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  1. Igor Pavlovich Offline
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 21 August 2019 17: 17
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    Elon Musk is quietly crying aside ...
    1. Pivander Offline
      Pivander (Alex) 21 August 2019 17: 37
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      Lovers of kosyachki do not cry.
    2. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 15 September 2019 18: 25
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      ... half of the satellites have ended the warranty period.

      Warranty Over fellow , now repair and service only for voiced money. good
      Official orbital dealers are hoping to soon get out of the garage (orbital reserve) two stale “sharpeners” and all orbital MOT stations are rubbing their hands, finally it will be possible to earn.
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 21 August 2019 19: 17
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    Why repair when still working? We, too, so the hosts argue. Only when it breaks down - it cannot be repaired, you need to buy a new one. But they talk beautifully about the colonization of the Moon and Mars.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 August 2019 09: 14
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    Neither I, nor my acquaintances on the phones and cars have Glonass.

    And it seems there were solutions, and money was allocated ....

    And in everything, as always, Navalny is to blame.
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 15 September 2019 18: 28
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      On the new "gadgets" Glonass is. tongue
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 September 2019 09: 02
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        Bought recently - no ....
        1. Bitter Offline
          Bitter (Gleb) 16 September 2019 22: 57
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          means not so new wink or sanctioned version. wassat
          Dual-use goods, that is, "for everyone and for Russia" must have, the rest probably depends on the price of a license from the same Glonass.