JSC Academician M.F. ReshetnevInformation Satellite Systems

Short training course on GLONASS in Morocco

Information Satellite Systems – Reshetnev Company representatives are going to run a training course on the GLONASS system at the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - in French Language (CRASTE-LF) in Rabat, Morocco on May 23-27.

The course on the GLONASS system is part of a postgraduate training program and is aimed to improve technical competences of specialists from French-speaking African countries. The course is organized by ISS-Reshetnev Company at the request of the African Regional Center following the International UN/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Satellite Navigation which took place in May 2015.

ISS-Reshetnev experts representing the company that designs and builds GLONASS satellites have prepared a series of lectures. They cover a wide range of issues such as the history of satellite navigation in Russia, the architecture and current status of the GLONASS system, the structure of navigation signals and messages, signal processing technologies and many others. Certain attention will be also given to the matters of international cooperation in the field of satellite navigation, compatibility and complementarity of GLONASS and other navigation systems.

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - in French Language (CRASTE-LF) is one of the six institutes established by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems to promote the utilization of space-based science and technology and increase knowledge and expertise in this field. 13 French-speaking African countries are members of CRASTE-LF.

The International UN/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems was held on May 18-22, 2015 in Krasnoyarsk. Hosted by ISS-Reshetnev Company, the event brought together more than 100 specialists from around 20 countries.