February 19, 2013 in the University of g.Brazilia (Brazil) started collecting station measurement system Differential Correction and Monitoring (SDCM) GLONASS, which is the first of a network of ground stations in the Western Hemisphere.
The station opened by the Deputy Head of the Federal Space Agency S.V.Savelev and the Brazilian Space Agency director Jose Raimundo Braga Coelho. During the ceremony a senior official Roscosmos said that "the opening of this first Russian station on the South American continent — a concrete result of joint work of colleagues from Russia and Brazil. It will improve the accuracy of the involvement of the navigation signal and improve the overall system GLONASS. "
It is assumed that in mid-2013 at the campus will also be available quantum-optical (CCO) and measuring bezzaprosnaya (BIS) stations GLONASS system.
Ground infrastructure of the GLONASS system in Brazil are located on the grounds of interagency programs of cooperation in the use and development of GLONASS (2008) and the co-operation on installation and use of experimental SDCM, CBS and the BIS system GLONASS, which was signed in February 2012.
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Russia reached an agreement with the United States to place equipment to support the dual-use system GLONASS in a number of U.S. states, wrote in a Wednesday newspaper "Izvestia".