Brazil hosts Russian satellite navigation system

Miami Herald
Tuesday 19th February, 2013

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil has become the first country outside Russia to host part of that nation’s satellite navigation system, which is known as Glonass.The Brazilian Space Agency says Tuesday on its website that the system is similar to the Global Positioning System of the United States.The agency and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos will operate the system installed at the University of Brasilia. Glonass uses 24 satellites to provide navigation services worldwide.The website quotes space agency president Jose Raimundo Coelho as saying the “partnership will help prepare qualified Braz…

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