GNSS

ESA Discusses Galileo Satellite Power Loss, Upcoming Launch

August 20, 2014By

During the European Space Agency (ESA) audio press conference held Wednesday morning in advance of Thursday’s launch of two Galileo satellites, there was extended discussion on the problem with the fourth in-orbit validation or IOV satellite (FM4 or GSAT0104 with PRN code E20). The satellite suffered a power anomaly on May 27 as previously reported by GPS World. The root... read more

Galileo Satellites Encapsulated for Launch

August 19, 2014By
The medium-lift workhorse has been raised into a vertical orientation as the mobile gantry – which provides protection during the “upper composite’s” integration – is moved into position.

Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the Fregat upper stage that will carry them into their final orbit on August 21, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services. Galileo SATs 5-6 are scheduled to lift off at 12:31 GMT from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on top... read more

Galileo Deployment Phase Overview

August 19, 2014By
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This video by the European Space Agency recalls the success of Galileo’s in-orbit validation phase and explains what will be the mission of the fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, set to launch August 21. Included is an interview with Sylvain Loddo, Galileo ground segment manager. The launch itself can be watched live here. View the video below. read more

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Transportation Department to Hold GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop

August 15, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a “GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop” on September 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Registration for the workshop is required, and closes September 4. The general public can either attend in person or via WebEx. The workshop is being held to discuss implementation of a GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment. Discussion... read more

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Galileo Towards the Future

August 15, 2014By

The special significance of next Thursday’s launch for the Galileo system as a whole is highlighted in a new video by the European Space Agency, with an interview with Didier Faivre, Galileo Program director. On August 21, ESA will launch two more Galileo satellites on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellites mark the beginning of a new... read more

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Galileo Open Service ICD Released, Comments Sought

August 14, 2014By

A new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal in Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD), issue 1, revision 2, was published by the European Commission (EC) on June 30, and is available for download. The European Commission has launched an open public consultation process in order to improve and consolidate the current draft document and to ensure that any further... read more

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New GNSS Market Outlook Report Forecasts to 2020

August 14, 2014By

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GNSS Market Outlook 2020″ report to its offerings. Research and Markets explained that GNSS has developed its applications across various industries worldwide. Some applications are simple, such as determining a position, whereas others are complex blends of GNSS with communications and other technologies. Over the past few years, the rapid growth in GNSS commercial applications... read more

Two More Galileo Satellites Scheduled for August 21 Launch

August 14, 2014By
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The next satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on August 21, ushering in the system deployment phase and paving the way for the start of initial services, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). Galileo SATs 5-6 are scheduled to lift off at 12:31 GMT (14:31 CEST, 09:31 local time) August 21 from Europe’s Spaceport in French... read more