European court says sanctions against Russia's oil major Rosneft are justifiedBusiness & Economy March 28, 11:22
Finnish president stresses Arctic should be free of geopolitical disputesWorld March 28, 11:11
Blaze at Ukrainian ammo depot extinguished, residents return homeWorld March 28, 10:13
Serbia’s PM believe Russia concerned by instability in BalkansWorld March 28, 3:40
About 3,000 troops to take part in missile force’s drills in central RussiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 20:55
Russian footballers must ‘force own game’ on Belgium in Sochi friendly match — coachSport March 27, 20:34
UN denies rumors of Staffan de Mistura’s resignationWorld March 27, 20:16
Prominent Russian lawyer vows to look into detention of journalists during Moscow ralliesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 20:05
Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
KAZAN, April 22. /TASS/. 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.
On Thursday, April 23, Cuba’s Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas who co-chairs the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission is going to visit the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) where he will discuss the GLONASS issue in detail, Rogozin said.
"That’s very important for us, since Russia is one of the two countries possessing an original unique global navigation system, which enable us to offer a range of commercialized services," he said. "In this sense, Cuba is an absolutely natural partner for us."
GLONASS is a Russia-made global navigation satellite system. Satellites on three orbits and SDCMs are needed for its operation to receive signals and make measurements in Russia. The GLONASS satellite grouping consists of 24 satellites in routine operation and four satellites in orbital backup. By 2020 the GLONASS signal accuracy will be raised to 60 centimeters instead of the current 2.8 meters. Deployment of the SDCM station in Cuba should allow compensating mainly for US reluctance to install SDCMs in the country.
Russia has immediate plans to deploy GLONASS stations in Brazil and China along with Cuba