Azerbaijan can join Russia’s GLONASS system
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.30
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan doesn't rule out the possibility of joining Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system in the future, head of Azercosmos JSC Rashad Nabiyev told Trend Oct.30.
Azerbaijan's participation in this project is not currently on the agenda, but it is well possible if the sides reach a corresponding agreement, he added.
GLONASS provides an alternative to Global Positioning System (GPS) and is the second alternative navigational system in operation with global coverage and of comparable precision.
Manufacturers of GPS devices say that adding GLONASS made more satellites available to them, meaning positions can be fixed more quickly and accurately, especially in built-up areas.
Smartphones generally tend to use the same chipsets and since the versions used since 2015 receive GLONASS signals, smartphones using such chips receive GLONASS positioning information along with GPS.
Edited by SI