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Contract signed with OHB, SSTL for eight more Galileo satellites

June 24, 2017By

UK’s SSTL to build third batch of Galileo navigation payloads News from the European Space Agency Europe’s Galileo navigation constellation will gain an additional eight satellites, bringing it to completion, thanks to a contract signed at the Paris Air and Space Show. The contract to build and test another eight Galileo satellites was awarded to a consortium led by prime... read more

Handbook on GNSS published by Springer

June 22, 2017By

The Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is now available. Described as “A state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large,” the 1,327-page tome is edited by Peter J.G. Teunissen and Oliver Montenbruck. Teunissen is a professor of Geodesy and Satellite Navigation at Curtin University, Australia, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),... read more

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New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service

June 21, 2017By

The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world, reported the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Operated by the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the GPS constellation provides precise PNT services worldwide 24-hours a day, seven days a week.... read more

Hexagon launches HxGN AgrOn Logistics harvest solution for sugarcane, forestry

June 19, 2017By

Hexagon, a global provider of information technology solutions, has launched HxGN AgrOn Logistics, an end-to-end solution enabling sugarcane and forestry producers to manage and optimize the complex logistics processes essential to harvest. HxGN AgrOn Logistics will be officially unveiled today at Agrishow, one of the world´s largest agricultural technology trade shows, in Ribeiro Preto, Brazil. “In agriculture and forestry operations,... read more

Septentrio bestows Ecochallenge Award on Leuven University team

June 19, 2017By

Septentrio, a designer and manufacturer of GNSS solutions, has awarded the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) Ecochallenge team — the winners of the Galileo Masters (Flanders Challenge) of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — with an AsteRx-m UAS receiver for its proposal to use high-precision high-reliability Galileo receivers to modernize inland waterway transport by introducing autonomous technology for the vessels. The... read more

Cobham launches next-generation GPS anti-jam system at Paris Air Show

June 19, 2017By

Cobham Antenna Systems has launched its next-generation anti-jam GPS system. The system provides significant immunity to jamming compared with a conventional GPS antenna, allowing the platform to operate over 100 times closer to the jammer whilst maintaining its GPS reception, the company said. The system will be available to view on Cobham’s stand, hall 2b, stand E156, at the International Paris... read more

Galileo satellite team wins European Inventor Award

June 16, 2017By

The invisible signals that Europe’s Galileo satellites are beaming down to the world are officially award-winning: the team behind their design has won the European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office, reports the European Space Agency. The 12th European Inventor Award (Research) was given at a special ceremony on 15 June at the Arsenale di Venezia in Venice,... read more

Leica Geosystems offers complete imaging solution

June 16, 2017By

Leica Geosystems’ BLK360 is a miniaturized black 3D imaging laser scanner. The BLK360 captures the world with full-color panoramic images overlaid on a high-accuracy point cloud. The one-button Leica BLK360 is easy to use, Leica said. Anyone who can operate an iPad can now capture the world around them with high-resolution 3D panoramic images. The Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner... read more