Russia plans to build new GLONASS ground stations

By on May 2, 2014

Russia is looking to expand the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) by increasing the number of ground stations that contribute locational data to the network, according to The Moscow Times.

Similar to the GPS network of satellites and ground stations, GLONASS has lagged behind its U.S. counterpart for some time. And GLONASS is less accurate than GPS by about four feet.

Russian officials plan to install 50 new stations in 36 countries around the globe to continue to shrink the gap between the two networks. Russia will partner with nations outside of Europe, including Brazil, China, India and South Africa.

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