Russia Will Install GLONASS Monitoring Stations in China; China to Reciprocate

Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos will start placing ground stations for its GLONASS navigation satellite system across China, tentatively before the end of the year, announced Roscosmos Deputy Director for International Cooperation General Sergey Saveliev.

“We have a reciprocal process: we need to place GLONASS stations in China, and they are over here (in Russia). Now we have started active work. I hope that the installation will begin this year. We will make every effort for this,” Saveliev said.

In 2018, the two countries reached an agreement to cooperate on the use of their respective GNSS for peaceful purposes, with the document ratified the next year. China will install BeiDou ground monitoring stations across Russia.

Read more in Inside GNSS article.

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