Russia and China started the experiment based on the combination of GLONASS and Beidou

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Started the experiment «silk road» aimed at exploring opportunities for joint work of Russian and Chinese navigation systems GLONASS and Beidou, said on Tuesday the Central research Institute of machine building (TsNIIMash).

«Started the Russian-Chinese experiment «silk road», aimed at strategic cooperation in the field of application of global navigation satellite systems GLONASS (Russia) and BEIDOU (China). Russian and Chinese specialists during two weeks will be to investigate conditions of navigation on GLONASS and BEIDOU along the economic belt of the silk road», — stated in the message TsNIIMash.

During the experiment, the Russian and Chinese specialists will assess the conditions of navigation and interference with the two systems and the coverage of the investigated slopes the cellular communication necessary for precision navigation, as well as to understand how more precise than GLONASS and Beidou separately, running a combined system.

In Russia the route of the experiment will be conducted at sites of potential international transport directions of the «Europe – Western China» on the route Moscow – Ufa – Novosibirsk and back a total length of about 7,000 kilometers.

Chinese experts will conduct an experiment in China on the route XI’an Lanchjou – Urumqi – Horgos total length of over 3,200 kilometres.

Experiment «silk road» proposed and organized by the specialists of the Institute in the framework of the Working group on monitoring and assessment of the characteristics of GNSS Russian-Chinese Committee of projects on important strategic cooperation in the field of satellite navigation.