Officials with the Federal Space Agency stated that the first foreign ground station of differential correction and monitoring will be launched in the Brazilian capital on Tuesday. The station will become the first correction point in the Western Hemisphere.
According to Roscosmos, Russia has already launched several of such stations. They provide precise positioning in the northern hemisphere. To improve the accuracy of navigation signals, additional stations are needed, including those in the Western Hemisphere. The station in Brazil will be included in the GLONASS navigation system, which is an alternative to GPS. Initially, the Russian navigation system was developed exclusively for military purposes, but subsequently became in demand in civil navigation.
GLONASS stations are to be installed in the U.S.. This will improve the accuracy of the system. In general, stations like these are planned to be located in more than 30 countries of the world. Most of the countries that received the offers for the installation of the stations responded positively. However, the process is slow because of the need to conclude appropriate intergovernmental agreements. The documents with Brazil were signed in 2012. Agreements with Spain, Indonesia and Australia are to be finalized soon too.
The aggravation of the relationship between Russia and the USA that started unfolding during the presidency of Barack Obama has evolved into a real war during the arrival of Donald Trump. The United States has conducted a series of powerful attacks on Russia in the economic field. However, it is the EU that poses the biggest threat for the US
The answer to the question of Russia's retaliation to USA's sanctions is becoming clear. It goes about the bill that Russian MPs have been working on lately. It has become known how exactly Russia may response. To be more precise, it goes about two issues - limiting cooperation in outer space and stopping the supplies of Russian spare parts for Boeing