Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Russia will place three stations of Differential Correction and Monitoring System for its Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) system in China, two - in Kazakhstan and one - in Belarus in near future, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported on Sept. 15.
"We are going to place three stations of Differential Correction and Monitoring System in China. In October a station is expected to open in Belarus, two more stations will be placed in Kazakhstan", Deputy General Director of Russian Space Systems, Grigory Stupak said at the opening of the Forth International School on satellite navigation.
Russia has 19 stations of GLONASS Differential Correction and Monitoring System within the country and four more stations abroad including three stations in Antarctica and one in Brazil. These stations insure accuracy of one meter while receiving the navigation signal.
New stations of GLONASS Differential Correction and Monitoring System will ensure centimeter level of navigation accuracy within a radius of 200 kilometers from the station.
Earlier Deputy Head of Russian Federal Space Agency Anatoly Shilov said that the accuracy of the GLONASS system in Russia might be less than one meter in 2014, when the correction system of the navigation signal "Luch" would reach its full capacity. Thus, the accuracy of GLONASS and American GPS will become comparable.
Edited by C.N.