Just a short post this time but an interesting one! Here we provide some links to interesting pictures and videos from different GNSS systems.
A look at the navigation payloads on the satellites being assembled at EADS Astrium in Portsmouth, England, a video from the BBC.
Glonass launch from December 14, 2009
Roscosmos has announced the successful launch of the Proton rocket carrying three GLONASS-M satellites (in Russian).
The launch occurred on time at 10:38 UTC, on December 14, 2009.
Pictures of the launch.
Video 1 of the launch from RT (Russia Today).
Video 2 of the launch from RT (Russia Today).
Video 3 of the launch from TV Roscosmos.
The Chinese Government opened a Beidou/Compass Web site today at 12:00 local time "to promote greater public participation and understanding of the Compass navigation satellite [system] development, launch, operation and application." The site is presently in Chinese only.
Beidou/Compass-G1 was launched at 00:12 Beijing Time on 17 January = 16:12 UTC
China Central Television video of launch:
Hope you like these!