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    Russia Opens 4th Monitoring Station in Brazil to Operate GLONASS Satellites

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    A fourth monitoring station responsible for the proper operation of Russia’s GLONASS satellite navigation network has opened in Brazil, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ground stations are used to trace signals from the GLONASS constellation as well as those of similar networks – GPS, Galileo and Compass. The input is then processed and transmitted to the global analytic center for high-precision information.

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

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    satellite monitoring, ground stations, Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, GLONASS, Brazil, Russia
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