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    Russia’s Glonass navigation system will receive eight more satellites by the end of 2017.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Glonass navigation system will receive eight more satellites by the end of 2017, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos’s Department of Navigational Space Systems said Thursday.

    “Launches to deliver up to eight space satellites for the Glonass system will be completed by the end of 2017 according to the criteria of operational needs,” Andrei Vokov said at an international forum for satellite navigation in Moscow.

    He added that one of the eight new satellites is scheduled to be launched into orbit at the end of May of this year.

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