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A ground-based station of the GLONASS satellite navigation system has been made operational in South Africa, the press office of Russia’s High-Precision Instrument Systems Company, the developer of the station, told TASS.
"Assembling and pre-commissioning work was completed on Nov. 25 to set up a measuring station on the premises of the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) as part of the agreement signed between Russia’s High-Precision Instrument Systems Company and South Africa’s HartRAO on Oct. 29, 2015," the press office said.
This station makes part of the network of the GLONASS system’s foreign segment, which is being developed by the High-Precision Instrument Systems Company.
The station has already been made operational and has begun transmitting information to the Global High-Precision Positioning and Ephemeris Time Measurement System’s Control Center for commercial subscribers, the press office added.