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First Galileo FOC Satellite Heads to Testing

May 15, 2013 - By

In the early hours of May 15, Galileo’s first full operational capability (FOC) satellite left the manufacturer’s integration hall in Bremen, Germany. The satellite, assembled by OHB System AG, is now headed for Noordwijk in the Netherlands, where it will undergo an environmental testing campaign and further system testing at the ESTEC’s Test Center on the premises of the European Space... read more

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Trends in GPS/PNT User Equipment

May 15, 2013 - By

“A Guide to Trends in GPS/PNT User Equipment” Presentation to the 11th Meeting of the PNT Advisory Board The following is an abbreviated transcript of Don Jewell’s briefing to the PNT Advisory Board at its meeting on Tuesday, May 7. The slides from Jewell’s briefing and the other briefings to the board are available at pnt.gov under the heading 11th... read more

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GPS Source Releases Mil-Spec GPS Amplifier

May 14, 2013 - By

GPS Source, Inc., has released the latest addition to its military product line, a military qualified, in-line GPS amplifier, MA11M. The MA11M is a military-grade device used to strengthen the signal and reach of GPS. It is designed for GPS conditions where there is a weak signal. This amplifier is designed to work with an external, active antenna, and is... read more

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Maiden EGNOS Flight Trials Prove Successful in Eastern Europe

May 13, 2013 - By

Maiden flight trials have been successfully conducted in Moldova using GMV’s magicSBAS solution. These trials form part of a GMV-led European Commission FP7 collaboration project. In 2011 the European GNSS Agency (GSA) awarded GMV the EEGS2 project (EGNOS Extension to Eastern Europe). The main objective of the project is to demonstrate through flight trials the benefits of the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

iTRAK Virtual Fleet Support Manager Aids Cost-Effective Fleet Management

May 13, 2013 - By

iTRAK Corporation, a wireless GPS-based tracking, mapping, and fleet reporting company, has made available its iTRAK Virtual Fleet Support Manager service. This service will allow iTRAK customers to use one or a group of expert iTRAK employees who will help to cost effectively manage many of the functions associated with the iTRAK GPS tracking system and fleet management related logistics.... read more

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Everest Summit Beckons 2SOPS Captain

May 10, 2013 - By

An unofficial group of airmen from the United States Air Force (USAF) is climbing the world’s mountains to spread patriotism and pride in the military, and raise funds for military charities. The team has already achieved six of the famed “seven summits” of the world as part of the USAF Seven Summits Challenge. At this moment, they’re pushing toward the... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013 Program and Registration Available Online

May 10, 2013 - By

Registration is now open for the Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS+ 2013 to be held September 16-20 (tutorials September 16 and 17) at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ION GNSS+ 2013 is the 26th International Technical Meeting of the ION Satellite Division and the world’s largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. ION GNSS+... read more

ComNav Offers GPS+BeiDou Board

May 10, 2013 - By

The K501 GNSS OEM board by ComNav is a GPS+BeiDou small-sized OEM board. K501 has advanced dynamic acquisition ability and high-accuracy carrier phase calculating. By using the GPS+BeiDou dual system high-dynamic processing engine, work in difficult environments is easier and RTK positioning accuracy can reach the centimeter level. The hardware size, interface, and data command are compatible with major brand... read more

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