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An Early Gift from — and for — Galileo

December 19, 2014By

They said it wasn’t possible — well to be frank, I said it wasn’t possible – but one of the two “misplaced” Galileo satellites, plucky Doresa, has delivered an early Christmas present to the European GNSS community by providing a first fix on Tuesday, December 9. The signal was received at the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) technical centre in Noordwijk,... read more

First Galileo FOC Satellite on the Air

December 18, 2014By

Will Be Employable for Surveying, Precise Positioning, and Geodesy By Peter Steigenberger and André Hauschild, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / German Space Operations Center The first Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellite started transmitting L-band navigation signals on November 29, 2014. Based on data collected by a global network of GNSS tracking stations of the Cooperative Network for GNSS Observation (CONGO) and... read more

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GNSS Frontiers: BeiDou and Ubiquitous Location

December 18, 2014By

The Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time conducted its eighth symposium on PNT in October. These symposia have always been a superb two (this year three) days of excellent presentations, ranging over the entire domain of PNT, including policy factors as well as technical ones. read more

Sanctions Delay Russia’s GLONASS-K2 Program

December 17, 2014By
The second GLONASS-K1 rocket prior to launch.

According to the GLONASS satellite manufacturer, the company will now produce nine GLONASS-K1 satellites rather than move to GLONASS-K2, because of the sanctions restricting the delivery of radiation-resistant electronic components from the West. read more

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Salvaged Galileo Performs Its First Navigation Fix

December 17, 2014By
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Galileo's fifth satellite — recently salvaged from the wrong orbit to begin navigation testing — has been combined with three predecessors to provide its very first position fix. read more

GLONASS-K1 to Replace an Existing GLONASS-M in Six Months

December 15, 2014By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to the December 10 issue of Sibirskii Sputnik (Siberian Satellite), the internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, the GLONASS-K1 No. 12 satellite (GLONASS 702K) will be brought into service after a six-month test period and replace an existing GLONASS-M satellite, which will subsequently become a reserve satellite. In news reported by the Russian magazine Vestnik GLONASS, Information... read more

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GSA Kicks Off EGNOS GEO Transponder Service Contracts

December 15, 2014By

On November 25, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) kicked off the contracts for two new EGNOS GEO transponder services provided by SES. The kick-off was done with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the EGNOS service provider ESSP. Initially awarded and signed by the European Commission, in line with a new delegation agreement  between the commission and... read more

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Roscosmos, Transport Ministry Sign GLONASS Agreement

December 8, 2014By

An interagency agreement for the maintenance, development and use of GLONASS was signed Dec. 5 between Russia’s Ministry of Transport and the Russian Space Agency, according to Roscosmos. The agreement seeks to increase the efficiency of the use of civilian infrastructure for the development of GLONASS coordinate-time and navigation for the Russian Federation, as well as international cooperation in the field of satellite navigation. Priority areas of... read more

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