Russia: To ensure a proper operation of Russia’s GLONASS satellite, a fourth monitoring station has been opened up in Brazil, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. 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.