global orbiting navigation satellite system
global orbiting navigation satellite system[¦glō·bəl ¦ȯrb·əd·iŋ ‚nav·ə¦gā·shən ′sad·ə‚līt ‚sis·təm]
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global orbiting navigation satellite system (GLONASS)
A navigation satellite system developed by the Russian military that provides a high degree of navigation accuracy sufficient for en route and non-precision applications. The operational space segment of GLONASS consists of twenty-one satellites in three orbital planes, with three on-orbit spares. The ground control segment of GLONASS is located entirely within former Soviet Union territory. See global navigation satellite systems.
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