27 Sep 2022 14:16

Russia, China sign deal on mutual deployment of Glonass, Beidou satellite navigation systems in their territories - Roscosmos

MOSCOW. Sept 27 (Interfax) - Russia and China have signed contracts for the deployment of Russian Glonass satellite navigation system stations in China and China's Beidou system stations in Russia, Roscosmos said on Tuesday.

"In the presence of Roscosmos CEO Yury Borisov and Chairman of the China Satellite Navigation Committee He Yubin, the parties signed contracts on the deployment of Russian Glonass system stations in China and China's Beidou system stations in Russia," it said.

Three Russian measurement stations should be built in the Chinese cities of Changchun, Urumqi, and Shanghai, and three Chinese stations in Russia's Obninsk, Irkutsk, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, it said.

"The simultaneous use of the Russian and Chinese systems, Glonass and Beidou, provides more accurate and reliable navigation. Therefore, we are sincerely interested in expanding cooperation in the use of Glonass and Beidou systems, as well as navigation technology on their basis," Roscosmos quoted Borisov as saying.

Russia and China will keep expanding and strengthening their cooperation on satellite navigation and space exploration, he said.

The meeting participants also signed a statement by the Information and Analysis Center for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (IAC PNT) at Roscosmos's TsNIImash Central Research Institute of Machine-Building and the China Satellite Navigation Office's Testing and Evaluation Research Center on jointly offering informational support services to both Glonass and Beidou customers.

In 2018, Russia and China signed an agreement on cooperation on the civilian use of Glonass and Beidou satellite navigation systems.