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SpaceX wins second US Air Force contract to launch GPS III

March 15, 2017By
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SpaceX has won a second contract from the U.S. Air Force for launch services to deliver a GPS III satellite to its intended orbit. SpaceX was awarded the $96,500,490 firm-fixed-price contract over the United Launch Alliance. ULA — a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security — did not compete for the first GPS III launch contract.... read more

Telit offers new series of smart GNSS antenna modules

March 15, 2017By
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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced advanced positioning modules in the SE868xx-Ax family featuring multi-constellation GNSS receivers with 9 square millimeter patch antennas. Telit’s SE868Kx-Ax series offers high performance for space-constrained applications such as wearables, tracking, telematics and security. The new integrated antenna modules include advanced features that significantly increase RF sensitivity, allowing for a much simpler... read more

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Agricultural robots market worth $12.8B by 2022

March 15, 2017By

The agricultural robots market is expected to grow from $2.75 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.71 percent between 2017 and 2022, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets. The increasing focus on farm efficiency and productivity and increasing global demand for food are some of the significant drivers... read more

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UK’s Bluesky acquires US aerial survey company Col-East

March 15, 2017By
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British aerial mapping innovator Bluesky International is expanding its business into North America following the acquisition of Col-East Inc., a Massachusetts-based aerial survey company. Col-East has been mapping the Northeast United States for 65 years and will continue as Col-East International Ltd., forming the U.S. arm of Bluesky. Founded in 1952, Col-East has a long-established reputation for high-quality topographic mapping... read more

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Canadian UAVs inspecting beyond line of sight

March 14, 2017By
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Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin CDL Systems have completed their first Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) inspections for pipelines, well sites and power lines using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The inspections were completed using the Transport Canada Compliant Lockheed Martin Indago 2 at the Foremost Testing Range. Canadian UAVs seeks to provide its customers with innovative technology to ensure safe... read more

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Turbulence not the culprit for Northern Lights’ effect on GNSS

March 14, 2017By
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Researchers at the University of Bath, U.K., have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages caused by the natural phenomenon. Previous research has shown that the natural lights of the Northern Lights — also known as Aurora Borealis — interfere with GNSS signals. Plasma turbulence within the Northern... read more

OriginGPS launches ultra-compact GNSS module

March 14, 2017By
CAPTION: OriginGPS ORG 4500 is designed for ultra-compact IoT applications such as wearables, smartwatches, clothes and pet trackers, drones, connected cars, and health testing and tracking devices.

OriginGPS has released its new ORG 4500 series, which is a fully-integrated product that supports ultra-compact applications for both GPS and GLONASS. The ORG 4500, kin to the ORG 4400 series introduced in 2016, addresses the increasing demand for high precision with the smallest possible footprint, and takes the company’s ultra-small form factor to a new level. “The newest GNSS product... read more

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Antenova reveals chip antennas for new NB-IoT standard

March 10, 2017By
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Antenova Ltd., manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things (IoT), has developed a new antenna for the new narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) standard that was ratified in 2016. The company showcased the antenna at Embedded World in Nuremberg in March. The antenna is small, measuring 20 x 11 x 1.6 mm, and is built to a... read more

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