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Institute of Navigation honors fellows and award recipients

February 4, 2016By
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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has announced the recipients of the 2016 fellow memberships and annual awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) in Monterey, California, held Jan. 25-28. 2016 Fellows Election to Fellow membership recognizes the distinguished contributions of ION members to the advancement of the technology, management, practice... read more

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ION Joint Navigation Conference abstracts due by Feb. 15

February 3, 2016By

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the Institute of Navigation (ION) Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) is Monday, Feb. 15. Abstracts must be received by Monday, Feb. 15, and must be written for public release. For more information and instructions on submitting an abstract, visit the ION website. The JNC, the largest U.S. military positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) conference of the year... read more

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GPS III satellite passes thermal vacuum test

February 3, 2016By
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As first reported Jan. 19, Lockheed Martin engineers have proved their design for the GPS III satellite, demonstrating that it can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit. On Dec. 23, Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force completed system-level Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing, validating the design of the entire assembled satellite. TVAC... read more

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GPS III navigation payload to be all digital

February 2, 2016By
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Harris Corporation will offer an all-digital navigation payload for GPS III Space Vehicles (SV) 11 and beyond. According to Harris, the fully digital navigation payload will offer enhanced performance and enable on-orbit reprogramming. The all-digital payload expands on the advanced features of the current 70-percent digital payload that Harris provides for Lockheed Martin’s GPS III SV 1-8 satellites. The features provide... read more

Sokkia introduces SHC5000 field controller

February 2, 2016By
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Sokkia has introduced the latest addition to its line of field controllers for use with construction and surveying applications, the SHC5000. Operating MAGNET Field, Site and Layout software, the newest field controller is designed to provide a more versatile and faster handheld computer for GNSS receivers and total stations, with the largest screen size in the Sokkia line. “The SHC5000 boasts... read more

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Galileo 9 and 10 now broadcasting navigation messages

February 2, 2016By
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Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have started broadcasting working navigation messages. The two satellites were launched together on Sept. 11, 2015. read more

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Launch of last GPS IIF satellite shifts to Friday

February 2, 2016By
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The U.S. Air Force plans to launch the 12th — and final — satellite in the Block IIF series of modernized GPS spacecraft this week. Originally scheduled to launch Feb. 3, the launch has been moved to Friday, Feb. 5. According to United Launch Alliance (ULA), the cause for the schedule slip was “concerns over the integrity of electrical connectors on the Atlas V... read more

Air Force determines cause of GPS timing issue

February 2, 2016By

On Jan. 26 at 12:49 a.m. MST, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) at the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., verified users were experiencing GPS timing issues. Further investigation revealed an issue in the GPS ground software that only affected the time on legacy L-band signals. This change occurred when the oldest vehicle, SVN 23, was... read more

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