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Russian Glonass Satnav System Develops International Market
14.12.2011 11:20
Russian Glonass Satnav System Develops International Market

Russia says the Latin American and Indian markets will be a priority for Russia's Glonass satnav system. This statement was made by Grigory Stupak, Russian Space Systems Deputy General Director, on Tuesday.

      "The main tendency of our satnav system's development is adoption of Glonass abroad. The first-priority markets today are Latin America and India", he said.

      Glonass a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian government by the Russian Space Forces. It was made as an answer to the U.S. Global Positioning System, or GPS, and can be used for both military and civilian uses. The system was brought into operation in 1993. In 2011 Glonass orbital group for the first time provided reception of navigation signal in a global scale. Now the signal can be received by the users all over the world. The access to the Glonass system's signals is free for both Russian and foreign consumers. 

      There are 31 Glonass satellites in orbit currently, with 24 needed to provide global coverage.  


Sources: RIA Novosti Image: newkuz

      Related News: GLONASS Beats GPS (1.06.2011)

      Related Articles: Russian Glonass. A rival to GPS? (December 7, 2010)

Author: Julia Alieva

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