Production of ship navigation systems previously purchased in Ukraine launched in Russia

The navigators are designed for both military and civilian ships

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KALUGA, July 29./ TASS/ The Kaluga telegraph equipment plant has launched the production of ship navigation systems that were previously imported to Russia from Ukraine, the company commercial director Konstantin Shamatulskiy told TASS on Wednesday.

“These products are no longer available in Russia. The navigators are designed for both military and civilian ships,” Shamatulskiy said.

The Breeze-KM-K system was developed by the navigation systems design bureau, and the Kaluga plant just launched equipment manufacturing. The modernization of the production line was not necessary for the process.

“The work began after an order from the Russian Ministry of Defense,” said Shamatulsky. The production volume for the navigation systems and the amount of financing for the project was not disclosed.

Breeze-KM-K is shipboard equipment for the consumer satellite navigation systems such as GLONASS, GPS and WAAS. It is intended to determine the current position, ground speed vector of a fixed point and the current time.

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Russia ready to hold talks on placing GLONASS signal calibration stations in Cuba

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Russia is ready to hold talks with Cuba on placing signal calibration stations there that will service its GLONASS global positioning system, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.

“In a situation where the US has refused to place GLONASS ground-based stations for signal calibration on its territory, we’re ready to hold talks with Cuba and thus solve the problem of furnishing GLONASS customers with the required high-precision signals.” he said.

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces launched 33 satellites last year – Defense Ministry

January 03, MOSCOW

MOSCOW, January 3. /TASS/. Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces launched 33 satellites from the space centers in Plesetsk in north Russia and Baikonur in Kazakhstan last year, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Saturday.

“Specialists of the Aerospace Defense Forces made launches of 33 space vehicles of various designation from the Plesetsk and Baikonur space centers in 2014, of which 9 space vehicles were placed under control of the Titov Main Space Testing Center of the Aerospace Defense Forces’ Space Command,” the spokesman said.

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces are currently carrying out 20 design and experimental projects to develop new types and models of technical facilities for space system measurement and control, he said.

These efforts include the development of a unified command and measurement system for control of new-generation space vehicles, a promising system of telemetric data receipt and processing and the improvement of the ground-based system of control of the GLONASS satellite grouping, the spokesman said.

Russia to deploy up to three GLONASS stations in China — Roscosmos

Russia’s GLONASS system comprises 28 satellites, including 24 operational spacecraft, three spares, and one platform in a flight testing phase

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ZHUHAI, November 12. /TASS/. Russia is preparing to deploy up to three GLONASS stations in China and will also host augmentation system stations for Beijing’s Beidou navigation satellite system, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday.

Both Russia and China are currently “in talks” on jointly using the navigation systems, Oleg Ostapenko told journalists.

“We have agreed to place their (China’s) augmentation system stations on the territory of Russia, and our stations will be also deployed in China,” Ostapenko said.

The Roscosmos chief also said the first step has been already made and both Chinese and Russian experts have studied several places for the deployment of the stations.

Speaking on the idea to use Chinese chips in GPS and GLONASS-equipped gadgets, Ostapenko said, “Why not? We will see. In theory, this is possible.”

China’s navigation system Beidou, also known as COMPASS, is to be deployed by 2017, and by 2020 it is expected to provide global coverage. For this China is to build up the constellation of satellites to 35.

Russia’s GLONASS system comprises 28 satellites, including 24 operational spacecraft, three spares, and one platform in a flight testing phase. In Russia, 19 ground stations provide consumers with a navigation signal with an accuracy of one meter. Three stations are located in the Antarctic, and one in Brazil. Two are to be set up in Kazakhstan and one in Belarus.

GLONASS stations will ensure the safety of aviation and shipping in China

08.07.2014 Interfax-AVN

  Russia and China as part of a pilot project for the development of cooperation in the field of navigation technology to locate the station of the GLONASS on  one  Chinese airfields and on one navigable river, the press service of the nonprofit partnership “GLONASS” informs.

 

Roskosmos resumed talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS

Roskosmos resumed talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS

05/21/2014 Izvestiya.ru

The order to stop of working of GPS station have not yet given, said in RAS

Immediately after the harsh statements of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin about possible cessation of monitoring stations Navstar GPS system on the territory of Russia, the Federal Space Agency resumed talks with the U.S. on possible deployment of GLONASS equipment in the United States.
Roscosmos prepared the documents for the Americans and has sent them to the Foreign Ministry – an informed source in the space agency told to”Izvestia “

Russia may suspend the GPS stations on its territory , as well as the supply of rocket engines to the U.S.

Russia may suspend the GPS stations on its territory , as well as the supply of rocket engines to  the U.S.

TSAMTO , May 13. Russia starting from June 1 to suspend the work of 11 satellite earth stations of GPS navigation system on its territory. On this, as the ” RIA Novosti ” reports, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said .

Russia still continues to create its own global navigation system GLONASS. According to Rogozin , the U.S. refused to place on its territory the station of GLONASS for signal correction .

” On June 1, we’ll stop the work GPS stations», – Dmitry Rogozin said.

At the same time, according to Rogozin , the Russian side is ready to negotiate with the U.S. on equal cooperation . However, if during the summer of this year, the negotiations came to nothing , on September 1, GPS stations in Russia will be permanently discontinued .

Furthermore , as stated by Dmitry Rogozin , Russia , in response to the U.S. sanctions may suspend the delivery of rocket engines RD-180 and SC- 33 to the U.S., the agency said .

According to him, “we will proceed from realities . We can not continue to supply engines RD -180 , if they are not used by the United States for civilian purposes , and will not be able to continue routine maintenance work on engines that have been set in the United States . ”

As recalled , ” RIA Novosti ” , currently RD- 180 manufactured by NPO “Energomash” are supplied to U.S. for use on heavy rocket ” Atlas 5 “, by which the satellites, including military satellites, are brought to orbit.

In addition, Russia may terminate the supply in the United States the rocket engines NK-33 production of “Kuznetsov ” , which are used on launch vehicles “Antares” .