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RUSSIA IN BIG DIFFICULTIES TO RUN SATELLITES BECAUSE OF FUNDS LACK
MOSCOW, According to the spokesman of the Russian Space Agency, Viatcheslabv Mikhalitchenko, Russia is in great economical trouble to mantain operative its satellites, lots of which in quite bad conditions. For example, on 24 Glonass positioning system satellites (the Russian omologue of the U.S. GPS) only 13 are working, creating big problems in the service's continuity. Russia is constantly looking...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency