The Deputy Chief of the Russian Space agency ROSCOSMOS announced that Russia plans to sign an agreement with China this year on the issue of installing GLONASS and Beidou stations in China and Russia, respectively. GLONASS is the Russian satellite navigation system, Beidou is the Chinese navigation system.
Russia has plans to launch four more satellites for the Global Navigation Satellite System (Glonass) by this year-end, the Aerospace Defence Forces head said, as the website Zeenews reported.
“Three GLONASS satellites are scheduled to be launched on board of a Proton carrier rocket in July from the Baikonur space centre and another one is planned to be launched in December from the Plesetsk space centre,” Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said.
Russia will build and launch 13 GLONASS-M and 22 GLONASS –K satellites between now and 2020, according to an outline of the nation’s space program published on the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) website, as Inside GNSS reported. GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), is a radio-based satellite navigation system operated for the Russian government.
Society may already be dangerously over-reliant on satellite radio navigation systems like GPS, the Royal Academy of Engineering warns. The range of applications using the technology is now so broad that, without adequate independent backup, signal failure or interference could potentially affect safety systems and other critical parts of the economy.
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The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2011 will be held in the famous “Residenz München”, Germany March 1-3, 2011. It has been established as the European and International conference with global impact featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future.