Augmentation & Assistance

The System: Next GPS IIF in October

September 10, 2012By

Next GPS IIF in October The next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65), scheduled to be launched on October 4, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, dating from June... read more

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GSAT-10 with GAGAN Spreads Its Wings in Test Before Ariane 5 Launch

August 11, 2012By

India’s GSAT-10 telecommunications satellite — one of two passengers for Arianespace’s upcoming Ariane 5 mission in September — has been put through its paces during pre-flight preparations at the Spaceport in French Guiana, including a solar panel deployment test, according to Arianespace. read more

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Update on EGNOS and GAGAN SBAS Satellites

August 2, 2012By

The EGNOS SES-5 geostationary satellite launched July 9 has arrived at its orbital sot. Meanwhile, India's GAGAN satellite GSAT-10 arrives at its spaceport for launch. read more

Second Russian SBAS Satellite Prepared for Launch

August 1, 2012By

Luch-5B, the second of a set of three geostationary satellites being launched to reactivate Roscosmos's Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It arrived together with the Yamal-300K satellite in a single shipping container aboard an Antanov An-124-100 Ruslan flight from Krasnoyarsk. read more

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Second Russian SBAS Satellite Prepared for Launch

August 1, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Luch-5B, the second of a set of three geostationary satellites being launched to reactivate Roscosmos’s Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It arrived together with the Yamal-300K satellite in a single shipping container aboard an Antanov An-124-100 Ruslan flight from Krasnoyarsk. This marked the first time that Information Satellite... read more

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UPDATE: EGNOS Satellite Launch Set for August 6

June 21, 2012By

  News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. UPDATE: The Interfax news agency has announced that the rescheduled launch date for SES-5 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, originally scheduled for June 18, is August 6, 2012. The launch is being delayed due to a problem with a first stage subsystem on the Proton launch vehicle. The rocket has been rolled back to the... read more

Innovation: Coming Soon

June 1, 2012By
FIGURE 1. GNSS tracking stations in the IGS real-time network.

The International GNSS Real-Time Service
The International GNSS Service has embarked on a project to provide a high-accuracy GPS satellite orbit and clock data service in real time. The service will also provide 1-Hz data streams of GPS and GLONASS data from a network of global continuously operating reference stations. The IGS real-time data and orbit and clock products will be of immense benefit for geoscience studies and a host of other science and engineering applications. A team of authors associated with this project discusses the genesis and status of the real-time service and the plans to provide an initial operating capability. read more

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Preparing for the Next Generation: The Multi-GNSS Asia Demonstration Campaign

December 1, 2011By

A dramatic increase over the next five years to roughly 100 GNSS satellites in the skies over Asia and Oceania makes that region the fastest growing area in GNSS. The Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) initiative, a cooperative international demonstration campaign, seeks to take full advantage of this scientific and technical windfall, gaining early experience with the new signals and services of multi-constellation GNSS. read more