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    Russia, Brazil Sign Contract for Glonass Ground Measuring Station

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    Moscow and Brasilia have signed a contract on the placement and operation of a measuring ground station for the Russian Glonass satellite navigation network in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The document was signed by General Director of Russia’s Scientific and Production Corporation Precision Instrument Systems Yuri Roy and rector of the Federal University of Santa Maria Paulo Burmann.

    Russia currently operates two ground stations in Brazil and a third facility is planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.

    Glonass, a global navigation system operated by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, currently consists of 28 satellites, allowing real-time positioning and speed data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the world.

    Last month, the Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications (Telcor) signed an agreement with Russia on the construction of Glonass ground stations in Nicaragua.

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