[aprssig] Fwd: TidBITS#979/18-May-09 - GPS Accuracy!

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Fri May 22 08:28:14 EDT 2009


Please read ALL of my mail again.

I was refering to the news article on a UK national radio station, not
the email on this list.

In anycase, its GLONASS not GLONOSS.   (second to last character!)


Dave G0WBX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Habbinga [mailto:kc5zrq at gmail.com] 
> Sent: 21 May 2009 15:04
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Fwd: TidBITS#979/18-May-09 - GPS Accuracy!
> > 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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