What Is GLONASS Navigation System

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What is GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System)? Who maintains it?

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GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) is a space-based satellite navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces.

Currently GLONASS uses 24 satellites and covers 100% of worldwide territory. Precisions of GLONASS navigation definitions (for p=0.95) for latitude and longitude were 4.46'7.38 m with mean number of navigation space vehicles (NSV) equals 7'8 (depending on station).

Phones that uses both GPS and GLONASS navigation systems to increase accuracy:

  • BlackBerry Q10 released in 2013
  • Huawei Ascend P2 released in 2013
  • Nokia Lumia 928 released in 2013
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 released in 2013
  • Sony Xperia Z released in 2013
  • Apple iPhone 5 released in 2012
  • HTC One X+ released in 2012
  • LG Nexus 4 released in 2012
  • Xiaomi Phone 2S released in 2012
  • Motorola Droid Razr released in 2011

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