Moscow SatNav Forum 2008

Yuri Urlichich, RISDE Director General

Coming on the heels of two successful launches of six GLONASS spacecraft in recent months, the second edition of Russia’s International Satellite Navigation Forum will take place April 7–8 in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The event follows a successful inaugural conference in April 2007, which drew a wide range of government and commercial participants. A commercial exhibition will accompany the forum, which will have simultaneous translation available in English.

Coming on the heels of two successful launches of six GLONASS spacecraft in recent months, the second edition of Russia’s International Satellite Navigation Forum will take place April 7–8 in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The event follows a successful inaugural conference in April 2007, which drew a wide range of government and commercial participants. A commercial exhibition will accompany the forum, which will have simultaneous translation available in English.

As with the previous forum, the 2008 gathering will be organized by the Moscow-based Profi-T-Centre in cooperation with the Russian Institute of Space Device Engineering, the Federal Space Agency Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMASH), and M2M Telematics, Ltd. RISDE recently introduced a new GLONASS-GPS receiver, the Glospace SGK-70, to the Russian marketplace. 

Despite its billing as an international event, the forum seeks to inform Russian businesses about commercial opportunities involving GNSS technologies. The program will cover legal aspects of the usage of satellite navigation in Russia, a review of navigation and navigation-communication equipment of leading Russian and foreign manufacturers, and the experiences of leading companies and agencies in the practical application of GNSS technologies, with a particular emphasis of land vehicle navigation and tracking.

Speakers currently scheduled in the program, which is still open for additional presentations, will come from RISDE; the Moscow Design Bureau “Compass,” which has developed the 24-channel PSN-2001 GLONASS/GPS receiver used on guided munitions; and a long list of Russian and foreign companies offering GNSS receivers and related software. The latter include Trimble, Leica Geosystems, Javad GNSS, NAVTEQ, Navicom, Close Corp., and Pilot Navigator Ltd.

Further information on the program, sponsorships, exhibition, and registration can be obtained at the forum website, http://www.glonass-forum.ru.

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