India’s First Navigation Satellite to Lift Off Today

June 28, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Launch of the first satellite for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is scheduled for 18:13 UTC on July 1. Launch rehearsal has been completed successfully. The 64-hour countdown is expected to start at 7:11 (IST) tomorrow, June 29, and the launch will take place from the spaceport of Sriharikota. The 1,425 kg satellite... read more

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European Secured Navigation Arrives with Galileo PRS-only Positioning

June 28, 2013 - By

QinetiQ and Septentrio jointly announced today that a milestone in the Galileo European Navigation Satellite System’s development and deployment program has been achieved. On March 12, staff at the European Space Agency at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, achieved the first navigation solution using only the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signals broadcast by the four Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV)... read more

Launch of Three GLONASS-M Satellites Set for July 2

June 28, 2013 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The launch of the next three GLONASS-M satellites is scheduled for July 2, according to an announcement by Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency. A Proton-M launch vehicle with the upper stage DM-03 and three satellites was rolled out from Baikonur Cosmodrome’s assembly and test facility site 92A-50 on June 28  to launch pad 81. The... read more

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ESA Selects Averna for Signal Analysis, Monitoring of Galileo

June 27, 2013 - By

Averna, developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device makers worldwide, announced today that the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution for signal analysis and monitoring of Galileo satellites. The R&P platform selected by ESA features the RP-5300, a compact 2-channel wideband RF recorder designed to record live RF signals in the... read more

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Expecting Twins: A How-To Guide to Dual Launch

June 26, 2013 - By

Recently released views of the next two Galileo satellites in the European Space Agency’s testing lab, along with dual-launch rumblings from the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin, occasion this story about two birds with one drone. That is, an unmanned autonomous vehicle bound for the exosphere. The rest of the GNSS world is on board with this topic; isn’t... read more

ALK Releases PC*MILER 27 with Redesigned User Interface

June 26, 2013 - By

ALK Technologies today released the latest version of its PC*MILER truck routing, mileage and mapping software. PC*MILER 27 features and enhancements include a completely redesigned graphical user interface for maximum efficiency and hours-of-service compliance tools for more precise arrival and delivery time estimates. “PC*MILER 27 is a milestone for ALK. We’re thrilled to unveil this robust yet easy to use... read more

Google’s $1.1 Billion Purchase of Waze Under FTC Scrutiny

June 26, 2013 - By

In a year of ho-hum location deals, or the lack of any, the recent Google purchase of Waze for more than $1 billion is a big one. In fact, readers of GPS World magazine’s LBS Insider would have to go back to the summer of 2007, when TomTom purchased Tele Atlas and Nokia bought Navteq, to find an industry acquisition... read more

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Motion J3600 by Motion Computing

June 25, 2013 - By

The Motion J3600 by Motion Computing is a rugged and powerful tablet PC for field professionals who need a tough device for working in harsh mobile conditions such as construction, field services, and healthcare. With third-generation Intel Core processors, the Motion J3600 offers high processing power while reducing power draw to deliver uninterrupted performance throughout the workday. Running Microsoft Windows, the... read more