16 September 2008

Russia boosts GLONASS

Russia announced a new funding for its navigation satellite system, GLONASS. The additional funds available are 67 bln rubles, more or less 1.8 bln €.. Today GLONASS is still under a heavy refurbishment. It's important to underline that GLONASS is a military system with civilian applications, like GPS and unlike Galileo.
Russia is boosting even its space investments. Other 45 bln rubles will be spent for the federal space programs over the next 3 years.