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GLONASS K-1 Launch Delayed Twice, Rescheduled for Tomorrow

February 25, 2011 - By

  GLONASS-K is moved to the launchpad. News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv. According to a Roscosmos report, the state commission governing rocket launches will launch GLONASS-K1 on February 26 at 03:06 UTC. The launch of GLONASS-K1 has been pushed back for “technical reasons.” The original schedule called for a February 24 launch. Quoting the commander of the Russian Space Forces,... read more

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Raytheon Interview: GPS OCX Program Status

February 16, 2011 - By

Don Jewell, our intrepid Defense editor, finally stopped traveling long enough to catch up with Robert "Bob" Canty, the Raytheon vice president and program manager for the GPS OCX program. They managed to find time for a very interesting and uplifting conversation concerning the history, current status, and way ahead for the next-generation GPS operational ground control segment. Uplifting because, incredibly, this critical space program is actually on schedule and on budget. Alert the media and roll the presses! read more

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Smartphones Take on PCs: Significant Historical Moment

February 16, 2011 - By

It is a significant first, an iconic moment, a big deal. You will want to remember where you were when you heard that smartphones started to outsell personal computers. According to a report by market research company IDC, consumer electronics makers shipped 100.9 million smartphones worldwide in the last three months of 2010, an 87 percent jump from a year earlier. PC shipments didn’t do as well, edging up just three percent to 92.1 million. read more

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Galileo Test Environment Open for Business

February 14, 2011 - By

The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE) in Berchtesgaden, Germany, officially opened on February 4. System operator IFEN GmbH announced GATE's availability for use by commercial and organizational entities seeking to test equipment with the coming Galileo signals. read more

u-blox, Rohde & Schwarz Successfully Simulate Galileo with u-blox Platform

February 14, 2011 - By

u-blox and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S), a supplier of test and measurement equipment, have successfully concluded a simulation of the European Galileo satellite positioning system. The test, carried out with the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator and its GNSS simulation options, verified the u-blox proof-of-concept and the compatibility of u-blox receiver technology with the Galileo transmission protocol. read more

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Companies Finding TRB Enterprise and Government Market Haven

February 9, 2011 - By

Sometimes a market niche appears to be heading toward better things — even if the economy is not. This year’s Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting had its highest attendance ever. While intelligent transportation systems meetings have been shunned in the last few years as being too government-focused, some forward-thinking companies are using the Washington, D.C.-based meeting as a springboard for their enterprise location-based services offerings. read more

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Official Opening of the German Galileo Test and Development Environment GATE

February 2, 2011 - By

On April 2, German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development Peter Ramsauer will officially open the German Galileo test and development infrastructure GATE with the operator IFEN GmbH. read more

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