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Retired GIOVE-A Helps SSTL Demo High-Altitude GPS Fix

November 30, 2012 - By

An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300 kilometers altitude – the first position fix above the GPS constellation on a civilian satellite. The SGR-GEO receiver is collecting data that could help SSTL to develop a receiver to navigate spacecraft in geostationary orbit (GEO) or even in deep... read more

GPS Tracking Devices Approved for Use on Cargo Airlines

November 30, 2012 - By

GTX Corp, which makes customizable, patented two-way GPS solutions, has announced the approval of a custom designed GPS tracking device for use on the cargo airlines AirNet and Cargolux. The custom configured device will be made available as an add-on service to customers of MNX, a provider of expedited transportation and logistics services, to provide a new level of visibility... read more

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Leica Releases Locata-Enabled Satellite+Terrestrial Mining System

November 29, 2012 - By

Locata Corporation announced today that its integration partner, Leica Geosystems Mining, has begun to sell — and ship to their global mining customers — a Locata-powered positioning systems that it calls “the world’s first.” The Leica Jps (the Jigsaw Positioning System powered by Locata) integrates GNSS and Locata’s ground-based GPS-like networks. The result is a seamless and a completely new... read more

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BeiDou-2/Compass G3 Satellite Moved

November 28, 2012 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listerv. The BeiDou-2/Compass geostationary satellite, G3, was moved between about November 7 and 22 from an orbital longitude of  84 degrees east to 110.5 degrees east. The 110.5 degree east longitude slot had been previously used by BeiDou 1C, one of the demonstration or BeiDou-1 satellites, which was initially shifted to about 85 degrees east between... read more

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Getting to Z: Indoor Positioning with GPS

November 28, 2012 - By

By Alan Cameron In this column, I normally write about satellites, signals, and space (as in outer), and the policies or controversies pertaining to those entities. This week we are headed indoors. Inner space, where GNSS has difficulties going, but must go, somehow, to prove itself commercially and governmentally. To do so, it needs powerful friends. The most rigorous indoor... read more

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Logistics, GIS and Disaster Response, Post-Sandy

November 27, 2012 - By

An exercise in planning for months proves timely in light of Hurricane Sandy By Art Kalinski I was going to write about the increasing presence of social media at GEOINT 2012, but I’ll cover that next month since Hurricane Sandy made an exercise I attended last week more significant in its timeliness. The Disaster Response Integrative Logistics Exercise was a... read more

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The Business — December 2012

November 27, 2012 - By

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Magellan Introduces Five-Inch RoadMate RV GPS Navigator

November 27, 2012 - By

Magellan today announced its first 5-inch RV GPS model, the Magellan RoadMate RV5365T-LMB GPS, designed for RVs with smaller dashboard spaces. Magellan will display its new RoadMate RV5365T-LMB at the RVIA Show (Booth H) this week in Louisville, Kentucky. The ideal travel companion for drivers of Class B and Class C RVs and those who tow other recreational vehicles such... read more

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