Augmentation & Assistance

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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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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