How to identify constellations

Being able to recognise the constellations in the night sky can be a lot of fun and also very useful.

From ancient times, mankind has seen patterns in the stars. Getting to know these star patterns can help you feel at home in the night sky and being able to recognise just a couple can help you find many others and help you become familiar with them.

In the past, every culture had its own way of seeing patterns in the stars. These patterns, or constellations, were connected with stories and folk legends. In the west we have settled on

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Formation of the GLONASS satellite constellation is expected to be completed in the first half of 2011

The main task of Russian Federal Space Agency in the field of satellite navigation in the first and second quarter of 2011 will be the completion of the formation of the GLONASS constellation of 24 satellites and sustainable provision of reception by users around the world, told RIA Novosti the head of the Federal Space Agency Anatoly Perminov.

"The biggest challenge for me — it is the completion of the formation of the GLONASS satellite constellation of 24 satellites, and to draw conclusions from what has happened, and not allow this to continue," — said Perminov.

Three satellites

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Satellite Glonass entered in the system after maintenance

Satellite "Glonass" entered in the "system" after maintenance

One of the satellites of the GLONASS system, temporarily routed to the maintenance on Monday for scheduled maintenance, re-introduced into the orbital group, said in a statement on the website of the Russian System for Differential Correction and Monitoring (SDCM). "Spacecraft number 725 is entered into the system GLONASS," — said in a statement.   The satellite had already been removed from the system GLONASS Sunday, July 21, to carry out the work, but on the same day was re-introduced in the constellation. Now it is again withdrawn from

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The GLONASS system for the first time has earned a global scale

December 8 Orbital group of the Russian navigation system GLONASS has secured first navigation signal on a global scale, data can now get users around the world, the press-secretary of the enterprise "Russian Space Systems" (PKC) Alexander Zubakhin.

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"From 9 am Moscow time put into operation the first of three navigation satellites, launched Nov. 4, 2011. Thus, in the constellation GLONASS system currently operates 24 satellites used for their intended purpose, which ensures hundred percent coverage of the entire globe, "- said Zubakhin.

According to him, only a part of the GLONASS constellation is currently

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The system Tral-D successfully passed the state examination

The new automated digital system of communication "Tral-D", developed for the strategic level in the Armed Forces "Concern" Constellation ", has completed the passage of state tests. The system was tested in the army and showed using a high efficiency, the press service of the Concern "Constellation". "In fact, it is a complex command and control, — the chief designer of the development, the head of STC" strategic link "Concern SS Ferenets. — The new software enables equipment without material cost to increase the capacity of existing military lines of communication." Inclusion complex of the general communication system Forces can

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Glonass satellite was put into operation after maintenance

Satellite "Glonass" entered in the "system" after maintenance

One of the satellites of the GLONASS system, temporarily routed to the maintenance on Monday for scheduled maintenance, re-introduced into the orbital group, said in a statement on the website of the Russian System for Differential Correction and Monitoring (SDCM). "Spacecraft number 725 is entered into the system GLONASS," — said in a statement.   The satellite had already been removed from the system GLONASS Sunday, July 21, to carry out the work, but on the same day was re-introduced in the constellation. Now it is again withdrawn from

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Concern Constellation will produce 100 base and 9600 4G subscriber stations under the brand «AstraMAX»

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Concern "Constellation" (Voronezh) is ready for mass production of telecommunications equipment under the brand 4G «AstraMAX», reported in the department of industry in the region.

They noted that the company "Constellation" has developed and certified mobile WiMAX standard equipment under the brand name «AstraMAX» and conducted a successful test of this equipment in a pilot area of Voronezh.

According to representatives of the Department, this project has national significance, allowing you to solve a number of important tasks. This includes improving the efficiency of public administration and local government, as well as the creation of

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The new complex EW

In Concern "Constellation" at the end of 2010 has successfully completed state testing mixed-use complex electronic warfare (EW) "Borisoglebsk-2", which was created over six years. According to the Center for Information and Public Relations of JSC "Concern" Constellation ", the complex is a combination of four types of jammers, the operation of which is controlled with a single remote control. It is planned that this type of technology will form the basis of weapons parts EW Russian army. At the last of the Scientific and Technical Council of Chief troops EW Oleg Ivanov noted that the JSC "Concern"

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Formation of the GLONASS satellite constellation is expected to be completed in the first half of 2011

The main task of Russian Federal Space Agency in the field of satellite navigation in the first and second quarter of 2011 will be the completion of the formation of the GLONASS constellation of 24 satellites and sustainable provision of reception by users around the world, told RIA Novosti the head of the Federal Space Agency Anatoly Perminov.

"The biggest challenge for me — it is the completion of the formation of the GLONASS satellite constellation of 24 satellites, and to draw conclusions from what has happened, and not allow this to continue," — said Perminov.

Three satellites

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GLONASS satellite constellation is fully deployed again

 

Integral availability nautical navigation consumer’s GLONASS system (PDOP <= 6) on day interval: elevation angle of at least 5 degrees. Date: 05.03.2013g. Are used for their intended purpose 24 SC (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 , 23.24) Integral accessibility globally: 100.0% Integral affordability Russia: 100.0%

MOSCOW, March 5 — RIA Novosti. Russian orbital group of the GLONASS system is functioning at full strength, in the amount of 24 satellites that need to "cover" the entire Earth navigation signal, the message on the site Information and Analysis Center Space Agency.

Earlier, one of the 24 satellite was launched into maintenance.

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