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Explorers plan first Russia-Canada voyage via North Pole

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posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 08:16 PM

A Russian-led expedition aims to make the first ever crossing from Russia's Arctic shore into Canada over the North Pole, a months-long voyage over precarious shifting ice floes.
The expedition, set to begin on February 17, will serve for some of the first tests of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation technology, Moscow's bid to challenge the dominant U.S. global positioning system (GPS).
Territorial claims on the Arctic are shared by Russia, the United States, Norway, Greenland and Canada. But recent Russian moves have raised concerns that it is bent on boosting its stake over the pole's petroleum-rich sea bed.
"Russia is further ahead than anyone" in the exploration of the Arctic, expedition leader Vladimir Chukov told journalists in Moscow on Tuesday. "We're traveling a path which has never yet been taken in the Arctic." The 8,000-km (5,000-mile) voyage is expected to reach Canada by the end of May and finish by June 22, he said.


Wonder what else they may be exploring while on this trek through the arctic?
if their GLONASS satellite navigation technology goes anything like their recent missile test's & applications then I do not personally think glonass will ever compete with the united states gps system imo.
I think it obviously the rich petroleum deposits they are in search of.

posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by PerfectPerception

Or they might be looking for an entrance to the hollow earth, i assume its in the north pole, well i am just saying.
There was a voyage been planned out by a team of a hollow earth believers and some experts back in 2008 but the voyage never came true because one of there main leader of the team died.
edit on 10-2-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)


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