Rogozin appreciated the opportunity to disconnect Russia from GPS

The head of Roskosmos, Rogozin, said it is technically very difficult to disconnect Russia from GPS

The head of the state-owned company “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin assessed the possibility of disconnecting Russia from GPS as part of US sanctions. He said on Channel One’s broadcast that it is technically very difficult to do this.

According to Rogozin, the national Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) will ensure the worldwide accuracy of the navigation signal.

“I want to say that it is technically very difficult to do this because the GPS orbital constellation cannot be selectively turned off towards Russia and not towards other countries,” he said.

The only option to disable GPS in Russia is to flash smartphones to disable the chipset that receives the signal, Rogozin explained. The head of the state-owned company also added that 25 satellites are in orbit to ensure the operation of GLONASS, and the complementarity of China’s BeiDou and Russian GLONASS gives “absolute global accuracy of the navigation signal”.

“That’s why they turn it off, they don’t turn it off, we don’t care,” Rogozin said.

Earlier, Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin said the Russian mission to Mars, which will replace the canceled ExoMars-2022 with the European Space Agency, will not have a rover. “Must there be a robber? I don’t think it’s necessary, as the lander itself is an independent research station. And it will be enough to carry out this mission,” said Rogozin.

Source: Lenta

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