[aprssig] Fwd: TidBITS#979/18-May-09 - GPS Accuracy!
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Thu May 21 10:03:41 EDT 2009
> Though the proposed European Galileo system was mentioned (a long time
> away yet) there was no mention of the Russian Glonass (not Glonoss)
> system in any way shape or form.
Third to last paragraph:
Russia and China also have satellite navigation systems, and there
have been discussions with the Russian government about making the
Russian GLONOSS system compatible with both GPS and Galileo. No formal
announcement has emerged from those talks, but in 2007, GLONOSS was
opened up for civilian use. GLONOSS has a checkered history, coming
online in 1995 but falling into disrepair soon after, due to Russian
economic troubles. Russia committed to restoring the system in 2001,
with a full 24-satellite constellation (necessary for global coverage)
in operation by 2010.
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