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Words from Gen. Hyten: Leader, prophet and warfighter

April 18, 2016By
Commander AFSPC – Gen. John Hyten (Courtesy of the USAF)

There were well over 100 presentations and speeches given at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. However, I only want to speak about one of them briefly. While there were many presentations that were absolutely newsworthy, one presenter had something special and significant to say about the future of space and warfare. Gen. John Hyten is... read more

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Volvo Construction launches Co-Pilot, and new approach to services

April 15, 2016By
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Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses, according to Volvo CE. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, a building trade fair being held this week... read more

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Vexcel Imaging introduces UltraCam Condor for nationwide mapping

April 15, 2016By
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Vexcel Imaging has introduced the new camera model, the UltraCam Condor. Designed for high-altitude mapping, the UltraCam Condor frame combines a high-resolution RGB image at 37,800 x 5,200 pixel with a lower resolution PAN data capture for automated DSMOrtho and DTMOrtho image generation that is consistently sharp, geometrically accurate and of superior radiometry. Its expansive footprint, along with the camera’s fast frame... read more

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Hemisphere GNSS enters partnership with CPAC Systems AB

April 15, 2016By

Hemisphere GNSS is significantly expanding its strategic partnership with CPAC Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by the Volvo Group. After signing a large contract, Hemisphere will now be the sole source of GNSS positioning and heading systems to CPAC Systems. Hemisphere’s technology is being used in the recently announced Co-Pilot series for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) as part of Volvo... read more

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AUVSI releases interactive analysis of FAA UAS exemptions

April 15, 2016By
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The Association for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AUVSI) unveiled an interactive analysis of U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) exemptions. The FAA has awarded more than 3,000 Section 333 Exemption Grants since September 2014 to allow individuals, businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies to fly drones. AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database provided the data for the... read more

Raytheon, US Air Force complete first GPS OCX qualification test

April 13, 2016By
The Block 0/Launch and Checkout System infrastructure before being shipped to Schriever Air Force BAse and installed. (Photo: Raytheon)

On March 4, Raytheon successfully passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). The new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security. The event was the Configuration Item Qualification Test (CIQT) milestone for the Launch... read more

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Remote servicing and repair could be ‘Holy Grail’ for space

April 12, 2016By
An Orbital ATK MEV (left) approaches a commercial communications satellite. (Credit: Orbital ATK illustration.)

Don Jewell reports from the 32nd Space Symposium, April 11-14, Colorado Springs, Colorado. (See Monday’s blog here.) Tuesday, April 12 There are few Holy Grails in space. Today’s announcements from several different companies made it clear that a couple of these Holy Grails are hopefully about to be realized. This morning, Orbital ATK, in conjunction with its customer Intelsat, announced they are entering... read more

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Telit acquires IP and cellular module products from Novatel Wireless

April 12, 2016By

Telit Communications PLC, a global enabler of the internet of things (IoT), has agreed to acquire several cellular module product lines, related intellectual property (IP) and related assets from Novatel Wireless, Inc., for an initial cash purchase price of $11 million and conditional earn-out consideration, which Telit expects to be non-material. Novatel Wireless is not associated with GNSS receiver maker... read more