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In the near future, the Sazhen-TM system built in the interests of GLONASS will start operating in South Africa

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The Russian Quantum-Optical System (KOS) "Sazhen-TM" developed and manufactured by JSC "Scientific-Production Corporation" Systems of Precision Instrument Engineering "" (NPK "SPP") in the coming days will enter service in South Africa, reports Interfax-AVN message source in the rocket and space industry.



The commissioning of the WWTP is timed to the 25 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and South Africa, the celebrations in connection with which will be held in February-March,
said the source.

Earlier, NPP SPP reported: “29 of December 2016 of the year was completed commissioning work on the installation of the Sazhen-TM CBS in the territory of the Hartebisthuksky radio astronomy observatory in South Africa”.

This is the second CBS of the foreign segment of the network of measuring stations of the GLONASS system created by SPP in the framework of the Sigal development work provided for by the Federal Target Program “Maintenance, development and use of the GLONASS system on 2012 - 2020 years” said in a statement .

According to the press service, “in the period from 16 to 22 December 2016, a series of night and daytime laser measurements of the range of the GLONASS and LAGEOS geodetic satellites was carried out.

Evaluation of the accuracy characteristics of the measurement results, carried out by specialists of the branch "Precision navigation and ballistic support", confirmed the compliance of the obtained measurement data with the technical characteristics stated in the Sazhen-TM technical passport, the company noted.

Earlier, at the end of November, 2016, a radio engineering-free measuring station SM-GLONASS was launched at the same point in South Africa.

Help press service: The Sazhen-TM laser rangefinder is designed to determine the distance to the spacecraft equipped with laser retroreflectors and measure the angular coordinates of the spacecraft from the reflected solar radiation to calculate high-precision motion parameters of the spacecraft, as well as to obtain photometric information in the visible wavelength range. The system can also be used to synchronize the time between remote points with subnanosecond precision. "
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  1. MPK105
    MPK105 27 February 2017 12: 19
    +6
    South Africa has become a friend now. How much blood we and the Cubans drank at the time ... I'm getting old ... The world is changing right before our eyes.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 27 February 2017 12: 48
      +4
      Quote: MPK105
      South Africa has become a friend now. How much blood we and the Cubans drank at the time ... I'm getting old ... The world is changing right before our eyes.

      Lyokha, don’t forget - they, together with Russia in BRICS - help here, I am surprised that the Chinese with their system did not fit in first. And we remember about blood! yes
      1. MPK105
        MPK105 27 February 2017 12: 52
        +5
        So I say, I'm getting old. It is interesting that Fidel (the Kingdom of Heaven) would say about this now cooperation between us and them.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 27 February 2017 13: 03
          +6
          I don’t know if Fidel owned Latin, but would say something like: "O tempora, o mores"
        2. 1536
          1536 27 February 2017 15: 41
          +4
          South Africa, after the fall of apartheid, has become another country. The white population - the Boers, ceased to be a caste of untouchable owners, and black Africans have the same rights as the white population. Often even big ones. South Africa today is a haven for tourists and hunters from around the world. Naturally, rest is not cheap. So the war in Angola was not in vain. This is perhaps one of the few of our wars, where after the victory we did not lose the conquered. And, of course, South Africa is a BRICS country.
    2. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 27 February 2017 12: 50
      +3
      South Africa friend has now become.

      And then a friend? Normal practice, most likely willing to use GLONASS. Data correction stations are a standard procedure.
      1. Niccola Mack
        Niccola Mack 28 February 2017 14: 37
        +1
        Normal practice, most likely willing to use GLONASS.

        This is an interesting situation when two opponents use each other's navigation systems.
        In the event of a conflict, it makes no sense to shoot down satellites - if you knock someone else out - they will use yours. But you won’t be able to bring down your own - you yourself need it.
        1. commbatant
          commbatant 28 February 2017 14: 50
          0
          maybe for the USSR - South Africa was an adversary, but for the Russian Federation never ...
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 27 February 2017 13: 07
      +2
      Well, at least some sense from BRICS.
    4. commbatant
      commbatant 27 February 2017 13: 35
      +2
      Quote: MPK105
      South Africa has become a friend now. How much blood we and the Cubans drank at the time ... I'm getting old ... The world is changing right before our eyes.



      Why should they now sit all the time in the trenches, "benefactor" Are you ours?

      In 1995, Angola reconciled with South Africa (Fidel then still held a leading position in Cuba), which was led by opponents of apartheid from the African National Congress.

      “Despite the war, now there are no fundamental contradictions between Angola and South Africa. In addition, the president of Angola, who died in 1979, Agostinho Neto helped the African National Congress, which came to power in 1994 and continues to rule South Africa. Angola waged war on the government of South Africa, which supported apartheid "
      http://rusplt.ru/society/society_19864.html
    5. Niccola Mack
      Niccola Mack 28 February 2017 14: 56
      +1
      How much blood we and the Cubans drank at the time ... I'm getting old ... The world is changing right before our eyes.

      The apartheid system was finally dismantled in 1994 - the ANC won the elections to the National Assembly, and Nelson Mandela became president.
      They have a friend’s problem now - not graters of white and black.
      Illegal migrants poured into the country - from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the same Angola. Moreover, it has already become concrete to get local blacks. In 2008, they took to the streets of Johannesburg and began to beat illegal immigrants - officially 20 corpses (this is not Europe for you). The police lost control and had to use the army - such a squiggle.
  2. jovanni
    jovanni 27 February 2017 12: 30
    +4
    The guys who come up with the names invariably amaze.
    Although if it was meant that the word “sagene” comes from the verb “to squeeze” (to get to something, to grab, to reach - cf. also “reach”, “reach”), then it’s suitable ...
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 27 February 2017 13: 05
      0
      You can also call a shell "Sage", but its derivative will already be from the verb with the prefix (for) repeat laughing
  3. dubowitskij.vick
    dubowitskij.vick 27 February 2017 12: 53
    +1
    Quote: MPK105
    South Africa has become a friend now. How much blood we and the Cubans drank at the time ... I'm getting old ... The world is changing right before our eyes.

    In those days, there were white Nazis in power. Extreme minority seizing power.
    1. Normal ok
      Normal ok 27 February 2017 13: 17
      +10
      Quote: dubowitskij.vick
      In those days, there were white Nazis in power. Extreme minority seizing power.

      They did not "seize power" "in those days," but it was they who created this country from scratch, starting from 19в. And now, when whites leave from there, the situation in the economy, politics and social sphere is only getting worse.
      1. commbatant
        commbatant 27 February 2017 13: 40
        +3
        yes, yes all Louis Boussinar read "Get your head off ..."
        this applies not only to South Africa, but probably all former colonies of the "white"
    2. MPK105
      MPK105 27 February 2017 13: 24
      +6
      And now there are black in power, I kiss them in the gums wassat
      1. commbatant
        commbatant 27 February 2017 13: 51
        +2
        Quote: MPK105
        And now there are black in power, I kiss them in the gums wassat



        Contradict yourself.
        You do not like the “niggas” which the “whites” have undergone under the APARTHEID system and who (the whites) fought with Angola (by the hands of the counter-forces, the South African SAS and other bad people) or do you not like the respected South Africa itself as a country?
        1. MPK105
          MPK105 27 February 2017 15: 48
          +5
          I don’t like all of them there, Sergey. Louis Boussinara read good
          1. commbatant
            commbatant 27 February 2017 16: 27
            +2
            Yes, to me, in principle, too, although this is contrary to the Criminal Code ...
  4. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 27 February 2017 13: 20
    +1
    Why are GLONASS measuring stations needed and how many foreign ones are needed?
    1. commbatant
      commbatant 27 February 2017 13: 37
      0
      Quote: _Ugene_
      Why are GLONASS measuring stations needed and how many foreign ones are needed?


      http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/742833.htm
      l
  5. dubowitskij.vick
    dubowitskij.vick 27 February 2017 13: 46
    +1
    Quote: Normal ok
    Quote: dubowitskij.vick
    In those days, there were white Nazis in power. Extreme minority seizing power.

    They did not "seize power" "in those days," but it was they who created this country from scratch, starting from 19в. And now, when whites leave from there, the situation in the economy, politics and social sphere is only getting worse.

    Sure. White aliens created America.
    Preliminarily destroying a civilization far exceeding these bandits.
    Countries are created not by the elite, but by the people. Then, with blood, generational change through torment and suffering. Honing legislation at the cost of generational change.
    Changing the economy now. Does this not prove that the past is artificial? An outpost of Western civilization in southern Africa. Showcase. The analogue is the current Baltic. Outpost of socialism. Showcase. Both that, and another come to the natural state, without infusions from outside and backups.
  6. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 27 February 2017 15: 32
    0
    Here are the results of mutually beneficial cooperation between countries, both political and economic. This is the right course of Russia. hi
  7. dubowitskij.vick
    dubowitskij.vick 27 February 2017 23: 40
    +1
    Quote: _Ugene_
    Why are GLONASS measuring stations needed and how many foreign ones are needed?

    Necessarily needed. For calibration of satellite measurement systems with the goal of a categorical increase in the accuracy of coordinates to the consumer. Ten times. Moreover, the wider the coverage (on different continents), the more reliable and accurate. Apart from its own stations on its territory, it is good to have a few dozen. Over the entire surface of the earth. But, desires are not always fulfilled completely.
  8. domnich
    domnich 28 February 2017 19: 44
    +8
    Quote: _Ugene_
    Why are GLONASS measuring stations needed and how many foreign ones are needed?


    The Sazhen-TM-BIS system is intended, in particular, for continuous tracking of the navigation signals of GLONASS and GPS satellites, and measurements of the current navigation parameters of their movement. This improves the accuracy of the navigation system. The more of them, the higher the accuracy of the system (with an equal number of satellites)

    Compare: GLONASS ground stations

    ... and GPS ground stations