Russia is also outside the GPS system? The concerns of the director of the Space Agency Dmitry Rogozin

At the moment, the main problem of the director of the Russian space agency Roscosmo is to explain to the media why he is have selected The “first all-Russian crew in many years” appeared on the International Space Station with a few Sportswear in the colors of Ukraine. Currently, Dmitry Rogozin tried to say that these are the colors of Bauman University, the university from which they graduated. Second of the things to do, there may be another more complex problem to solve: Rogozin explained today to the agency Interfax That the United States is considering separating Russia from GPS entirely: “The United States is considering separating Russia from GPS as part of the sanctions. Did you know ? Or not. However, I can tell you that the option is under consideration.

At the moment no confirmation has arrived from the United States, but in recent days it seems that problems with this technology have been registered on the border between Russian and Finnish lands. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said: “In the current context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the problem of interference and the potential for spoofing of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are exacerbated in the geographical areas surrounding the conflict zone. “Jamming and spoofing are two satellite signal jamming techniques, implemented in different ways. It is not known what is the origin of these disorders and who causes them, but how the newspaper also reconstructs them interested in tradehave been recorded in several regions close to Russia, including the Black Sea coasts.

How GPS Works

GPS is the English abbreviation of Global Positioning System. It is a military technology developed by the United States and based on a system 31 satellites that revolve around the Earth. It has since been developed 1973From 1991 The White House has decided to open this technology to public services as well. However, in recent years, similar systems with other characteristics have appeared. China has a Beidou GPS active throughout Asia, the European Union is building its own Galileo while Russia has developed GLONASS, an open military system in 2007 For civilian uses. According to Rogozin, this will be precisely what will save Russian users: “There is no need to worry, because each of our smartphones is connected to Glonass. If the GPS is disconnected, Glonass will work. It has the same accuracy as GPS. Everything will be fine.” Until a few years ago, it was difficult to find smartphones connected to this network, but now, in fact, there are quite a few of them. The question will be whether all Russian technologies will be able to adapt to this new system.

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