Augmentation & Assistance

Luch-5B Starts SBAS Test Transmissions

January 21, 2013By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to tracking data from stations of the International GNSS Service’s Multi-GNSS Experiment, the second Russian Luch satellite, Luch-5B, started transmitting GLONASS and GPS differential corrections on January 17, 2013, at around 11:07 UTC. Luch-5B, launched on November 2, 2012, carries a transponder for the System for Differential Correction and Monitoring satellite-based augmentation system. The... read more

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Luch-5B Arrives at Orbital Slot

December 15, 2012By
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The second Russian SBAS satellite, Luch-5B, has now been positioned at its designated orbital slot of 16 degrees west longitude. The satellite had been in a drift orbit since its launch on November 2 at 21:04:00 UTC along with the domestic communications satellite Yamal-300K. Tracking data from NORAD/JSpOC showed Luch-5B arriving at its geostationary position by about December 13. The... read more

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Leadership Awards 2012: Terrestrial-Based Signals

December 1, 2012By
Alan Cameron (left) congratulates Waldemar Kunysz, NextNav LLC, on his GPS World award.

This article reproduces the acceptance speeches given by the winners of GPS World’s 2012 Leadership Awards, at the Leadership Dinner in Nashville in September. The Leadership Dinner was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Deimos Space. read more

GSAT-10 Satellite Placed in Geosynchronous Orbit

October 8, 2012By

The Indian Space Research Organization has announced that the orbit-raising maneuvers of GSAT-10 satellite have been successfully completed from ISRO’s Master Control Facility, Hassan. GSAT-10 was launched September 30. The third and final orbit-raising maneuvers was performed October 3 to place the GSAT-10 in an orbit with 35,734 km apogee (farthest point to earth), 35,585 km perigee (nearest point to... read more

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JAVAD Tracks L5 Signals from Indian GAGAN Satellite

October 4, 2012By
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JAVAD GNSS has commented on some news that its receivers can track a new L5 signal from the Indian SBAS satellite, GSAT-8, launched on May 20.  In a further explanation to GPS World, CEO Javad Ashjaee explained, “All owners of our products can track it. The only thing is that if customers have not updated their firmware for a long time,... read more

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The System: OCX, GPS III Show Launch Readiness

October 1, 2012By
GPS III SATELLITE, artist’s rendering, courtesy Lockheed Martin.

Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellites. The exercise is a key milestone demonstrating the team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014, the companies said. The Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and the Raytheon-developed next generation GPS operational control system, known as OCX,... read more

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GSAT-10 GAGAN Satellite Launched

October 1, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.   The Indian Space Research Organisation’s GSAT-10 geostationary communications satellite was launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 28 September at 21:18 UTC. The dual-satellite launch also carried the Astra 2F direct-to-home broadcast satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based operator SES. GSAT-10 contains a payload to support the Indian GPS and GEO Augmented... read more

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Upcoming Navigation Satellite Launches Scheduled

September 11, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv.   Launch dates this fall for GNSS satellites are as follows, according to various sources: Compass M2 and M5: September 18, 18:12 UTC (speculative); Compass G6: No earlier than October 1. GSAT-10 (includes a GAGAN SBAS transponder): September 21. GPS IIF-3: October 4, 2012. Launch window: 12:10-12:29 UTC. Galileo IOV FM3 and FM4: October 10,... read more

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