Friday, March 1, 2013

Kazakhstan wants a satellite navigation system

Kazakhstan plans to deploy by 2015 in its territory equivalent to the Russian system GLONASS satellite navigation, a statement posted on the website of the Russian government.

The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov and his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Kelimbetov spoke Tuesday cooperation between the two countries to develop in Kazakhstan created a navigation system based on the Russian GLONASS.

Called ERA-GLONASS system will locate the Kazakh road accidents and to promptly inform the authorities. Infrastructure necessary for the operation of Kazakh browsers must be deployed by the end of 2013.

Established in 1993, GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System, the equivalent of the American GPS) is designed to determine the coordinates of objects on land, sea, air and space with a margin of error one meter. It covers the entire globe since December 2011. Access to GLONASS civil signals is free and unlimited for Russian and foreign users.

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