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Russia launches satnav system in Nicaragua

Friday, April 7, 2017


Russia launched a new Glonass satellite navigation tracking station in Nicaragua on Thursday. The station, the first Glonass facility in Central America, was named Chaika (Seagull) – the call sign of the first woman in space – Valentina Tereshkova.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Laureano Ortega, President Daniel Ortega’s point man on cooperation with Russia, stressed the station’s importance for Nicaragua and Central America as a whole.

Source: Sputnik