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Federal Space Agency has established a new satellite navigation system GLONASS station in Antarctica. / December 22, 2010 /

In Antarctica, the Russian Space Agency experts have established a new station differential correction and monitoring of the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system. About this correspondent. ITAR-TASS news agency reported today the head of the Russian Antarctic expedition — the deputy director of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Roshydromet Valery Lukin.

The instrumental set, mounted at the Antarctic station Novolazarevskaya, was praised by the acceptance committee, said Lukin. It was launched and a new receiving-transmitting satellite complex. It allows not only to convey the operational information for the GLONASS system, but also provides access to the Russian polar explorers to the Internet.

According to expedition leader, is currently on Novolazarevskaya colleagues were also able to take two Russian television channels on a normal VHF antenna. Arriving from Moscow to Antarctica by the representatives of Russian Space Agency discussed the program of station Deep Space Communication on the southern mainland. For example, in 2011-2012 is planned to install equipment complex at Mirny.

After 2015, similar to assemble the station in the Russian Pacific sector of Antarctica after its reactivation and recovery mode, a year-round station in Antarctica. It provides, inter alia, adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation «Development Strategy of the Russian presence in Antarctica,» said a spokesman Institute Hydromet.

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