LightSquared and Another FCC Issue You Should Be Aware of

June 29, 2012 - By

Although the LightSquared issue seems to have waned, it's like a virus in that it's really difficult to erradicate it completely. However, Harbinger Capital Partners (LightSquared's primary financial backer) and LightSquared are facing tougher problems than they have since they've started this adventure, not only from their technical foes but now from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). read more

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Reminder: Leap Second This Weekend

June 29, 2012 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Likely none of us needs a reminder as the upcoming leap second has been all over the news outlets for the past few days. But just to provide the details again, read this article. Presumably, all GPS receiver manufacturers have checked to make sure their receivers will handle the leap second properly. However, at least... read more

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LightSquared’s Philip Falcone and Harbinger Charged with Securities Fraud

June 29, 2012 - By

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against New York-based hedge fund adviser Philip A. Falcone and his advisory firm, Harbinger Capital Partners LLC for illicit conduct that included misappropriation of client assets, market manipulation, and betraying clients. read more

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The Patent Brouhaha

June 28, 2012 - By

Two British technologists backed by the U.K. Ministry of Defense have filed patents on the future interoperable GPS and Galileo signal designs that severely disrupt modernization plans for both systems and suddenly, unexpectedly place receiver manufacturers in a highly uncertain and unfavorable situation. Some of the patents have been granted in the U.K. and in Europe, and applications are pending in U.S. patent court, with a ruling expected at any time. read more

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Google Reveals Nexus 7 Tablet with GPS

June 27, 2012 - By

Google's much-anticipated tablet computer has been revealed. The Google Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1.3-GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and come in 8 GB ($199) and 16 GB versions ($249). Asus built the tablet, but it will be Google branded. read more

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UPDATE: EGNOS Satellite Launch Set for August 6

June 21, 2012 - By

  News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. UPDATE: The Interfax news agency has announced that the rescheduled launch date for SES-5 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, originally scheduled for June 18, is August 6, 2012. The launch is being delayed due to a problem with a first stage subsystem on the Proton launch vehicle. The rocket has been rolled back to the... read more

Multi-GNSS Simulator

June 19, 2012 - By

Spectracom announced its new L1+L2 dual-frequency 32-channel multi-GNSS simulator, the GSG-62. The GSG-62 offers multiple frequency band operation, multiple GNSS constellation simulation, and expansion capability for more frequency bands and channels, the company said.

The new simulator provides expanded capabilities for those who are testing more than GPS L1, according to the company. “We understand the challenges our customers have in... read more

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