Rus News Journal

S.Ivanov: All companions GLONASS have been insured

Companions GLONASS which have sunk in Pacific ocean in 1,5 thousand of km from capital of the State of Hawaii, have been insured, has informed journalists vitse - prime minister Sergey Ivanov. Under the version vitse - a premiere, wreck of companions could occur from - for problems with razgonnym the block.
we will remind, the carrier rocket the Proton - M Baikonur has orbited on December, 5th from the cosmodrome. However the exit of three space companions of navigating system GLONASS was prevented by a non-staff situation, and they have failed in ocean together with razgonnym the block.
head of the state Dmitry Medvedev has interfered with a situation with failure of companions. It has charged to general public prosecutor Yury Chajke to understand with the reasons of incident and to find originators in loss of companions in cost in some billions roubles. Besides, the head of the state has made orders to check up financing of the navigating program. The versions of incident will be stated by the Federal space agency which has created special commission for investigation of incident.
orbital grouping GLONASS is intended for granting of services of satellite navigation (definition of a site, speed of movement, and also exact time definition). It urged to replace foreign navigating systems. It is expected that services GLONASS all Russian consumers, including ordinary citizens and the Ministries of Defence can use. The first companion of navigating system GLONASS has been put into orbit seven years ago, in 2003.