US considering to disconnect Russia from GPS - Roscosmos Head
The US considers disconnecting Russia from GPS, as part of the Western sanctions campaign against it, according to the Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin.
The United States is considering disconnecting Russia from the GPS global navigation systems as part of a new package of sanctions, according to Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, adding that this would have little impact on Russia because the country has its own analog, the GLONASS system.
"Do you know that today, within the framework of sanctions, the United States is considering the possibility of disconnecting Russia from GPS? Do you know about this? You don’t. But I can tell you that such an issue is being considered," Rogozin said during a visit to the Rocket and Space Center "Progress".
This would have no influence in Russia, however, because the country has its own GPS analog - the GLONASS system, according to Rogozin, who added that any smartphone in use in Russia is already connected to GLONASS.
A few days ago, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that the agency is sending appeals to its International Space Station (ISS) partners calling for the lift of illegal sanctions imposed on Russian enterprises in light of the country's special military operation in Ukraine.
Rogozin wrote on his Telegram channel: "The State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos is sending written appeals to the International Space Station partners – the leadership of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the European Space Agency (ESA) – requesting illegal sanctions to be lifted from our enterprises.”
He also included a map created by US astronomers that depicted potential areas of an ISS fall in the event of an uncontrolled orbital decay.