A team of specialists Space Agency awarded the Duke of Edinburgh for the creation of the GLONASS system and the full deployment of the group in 2011
"Yesterday, at the Royal Geographical Society in London at the annual general meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh development team GLONASS" — said "Ress-secretary of the head of Roscosmos Anna Vedischeva.
A.Vedischeva reported that the award given to General Designer and General Director of JSC "Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev name" (ISS, Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory) Nicholas Testoedovu. ISS is a developer and manufacturer of spacecraft "Glonass-M". At the same time, the previously reported that the director of the Royal Institute of Navigation Peter Chapman-Andrews congratulated the chief designer of GLONASS, the general director and chief designer of "Russian Space Systems" (PKC) Yuri Urlichich with achievements in maintaining and developing a global navigation satellite system.
"I am happy to report that the Council of the Royal Institute of Navigation has decided to award the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for technical achievement in 2012 the team for the full deployment of the GLONASS system in December 2011, and the provision of full-time navigation services", — said in a letter P.Chapmen-Andrews at address Yu.Urlichicha, the press service of the RCC in May.
The press service of the CSW noted that the spouse of the British Queen Elizabeth II Duke of Edinburgh Philip is the patron of the Royal Institute of Navigation.
"Council asked me to convey to you my congratulations, which I do with greetings from the staff of the Royal Institute of Navigation" — quoted the press service of the letter P.Chapmen-Andrews.
"Peter Chapman-Andrews invited the chief designer of GLONASS visit the capital of the UK. July 11, at the Royal Geographical Society of London will hold its annual general meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation, which is planned to service the Duke of Edinburgh awards GLONASS development team, "- said in a statement.