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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Russia 2016 - GLONASS Russian Space Navigation System



COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 5 July 2016
CIRCULATION: 280 000
STAMP SIZE: 36.5 x 29
STAMPS DESIGN: A. Povarihin







GLONASS ("GLObal NAvigation Satellite System") is a Russian satellite navigation system providing real-time positioning services to unlimited number of users on land, at sea, in the air and in space.

The full orbital constellation consists of 24 satellites, operating in three orbital planes, with eight evenly spaced satellites on each. This characteristic grants high stability the GLONASS constellation, which allows dispensing with trimming orbits of the satellites during their lifetime.



Stamp images thanks to Russian Post


Russian Post