JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

ISS-Reshetnev Company at a meeting of International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

ISS-Reshetnev delegates took part in the 11th meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

Meeting of the United Nations International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) was held in Sochi on November 6-11. The event was organized by the State Corporation ROSCOSMOS and brought together more than 200 participants from 30 countries.

As a developer and provider of the global navigation satellite system GLONASS, Russia is a permanent participant of the ICG. At the 11th meeting of ICG the Russian delegation included representatives of various organizations and companies active in the field of navigation, including ISS-Reshetnev Company which is responsible for the space-based segment of GLONASS.

ISS-Reshetnev specialists took active part in each of the four working groups, making presentations on the current status and development prospects of the GLONASS system, application of satellite navigation solutions to measure communications satellites’ position in orbit, as well as education courses held this spring by the company for French-speaking African specialists.

At the 11th meeting of ICG ISS-Reshetnev delegates also discussed a wide array of issues covering compatibility and interoperability of global navigation satellite systems, coordinates and time coordination, navigation signals interference protection, and improving the quality of services based on navigation solutions. Due consideration was given to the aspects and problems of applying navigation services in various economic domains and promoting deeper knowledge in this field.

The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems was initiated in 2005 following recommendations of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization. Its main goal is to encourage wider use of both global and regional navigation satellite systems in civil applications all over the world.