JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

ISS-Reshetnev attends IGNSS-2015 symposium

ISS-Reshetnev Company representatives have taken part in working group meetings of the United Nations International Committee on global navigation satellite systems (UN ICG) which were held on July 14-16, 2015 in Queensland (Australia).

Working group meetings of UN ICG were held within the framework of the International Satellite Navigation Symposium IGNSS-2015 which is known as a regular forum that brings together satellite navigation experts from all around the world. The event is a good opportunity to discuss current state and development prospects of satellite navigation systems which are already in use and those which are under construction now. Practical applications of GNSS services were also a matter of great importance at the symposium.

ISS-Reshetnev took part in IGNSS-2015 as a company responsible for the space-based segment of Russia’s global navigation satellite system GLONASS. Victor Kosenko, first deputy General Director – first deputy General Designer of ISS-Reshetnev brought all the specialists present at the event up to date on current status and technical characteristics of the system. Today GLONASS still remains one of the two systems that ensure global coverage and make precise positioning services available to users anywhere on and near the Earth. Its orbital constellation consists of 28 satellites designed and built by ISS-Reshetnev Company.

Representatives of providers from USA, Europe, China and Japan spoke on the progress milestones achieved for GPS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS satellite navigation systems. After having getting acquainted with characteristics of each system the symposium participants discussed their compatibility and complementarity, exchanged ideas and proposed new joint projects.

The three-day forum also featured an industry exhibition which showcased latest solutions, hardware and software for a wide range of applications in the field of global navigation satellite systems.