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CNSS is the Compass Navigation Satellite System, which will eventually comprise up to 30 medium-earth-orbit satellites and five geosynchronous satellites to provide true global coverage. This Chinese system is distinct from that country's existing Beidou I satellite system, which has been operating since 2003 but provides only domestic coverage using three geosynchronous satellites. Like other systems, the CNSS will provide two levels of service. The free service for civilian users will offer p...

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The Russian Federation has come up with further “encouragement” for manufacturers to support the GLONASS satellite navigation system with the threat of import duties to be levied on any mobile handsets without GLONASS functionality. Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov has revealed that the duty will be “about 25%”, will be introduced by 2012 and will be levied on handsets imported to the Russian Federation with GPS-only positioning technology. Three more GLONASS -M satell...

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