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November 28th, 2013
Russian Scientists Worried Over Anti-GPS Proposals

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin issuing a task to inspect all navsat system infrastructure located in Russia (in other words, GPS infrastructure, as no other satnav system currently works), is raising red flags in the scientific community, Izvestia writes. They believe that a standoff, initiated by the United States after they claimed that Russia’s GLONASS tracking buildings in the United States can be used for spying purposes, followed by Russia’s rebuttal, can actually harm satellite navigation. Specifically, Dmitry Rogozin question, who actually owned GPS stations and how exactly are they used. If Russia takes action against these stations, it will negatively impact scientific research in various fields, such as seismology, according to experts. For instance, Alexey Malovichko, director of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Izvestia that GPS equipment is used for tracking slow movement of planetary surface, utilizing a network of 11 seismic stations across the globe. Read More