JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Satellite navigation and geodesy

ISS-Reshetnev has always been and still remains the only Russian company specializing in the design and manufacture of satellites for coordinate measuring applications – these include navigation and geodetic satellites.

The company is responsible for the space complex of the global navigation satellite system GLONASS, including advanced satellites as well as the ground control and the rocket and space complexes. This system provides users with highly accurate three-dimensional position, velocity and timing information. Today GLONASS is a world-wide navigation system that ensures global coverage and 24/7 signal availability.

ISS-Reshetnev Company also builds geodetic satellites which are tasked to provide updated mapping data and refine geophysical parameters of the Earth. Satellites of this type are also used for measuring the Earth’s gravitational field, building highly precise geodetic networks in the geocentric coordinate system, marine geoid sensing, continental drift monitoring, Earth tide monitoring, polar coordinates measurement. Based on the data received from these satellites, fundamental geodetic networks are refined and also new regional networks are built.