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Kongsberg Geospatial offers certifiable application for unmanned traffic management

June 5, 2017By

Kongsberg Geospatial’s IRIS UAS situational awareness application now provides a certifiable option to monitor drones and airspace. Kongsberg Geospatial is an Ottawa-based developer of real-time geospatial visualization software. The IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness application meets the requirements of the DO-278A Assurance standard for air traffic management systems. By anticipating the regulatory requirements for airspace visualization with Unmanned Traffic Management or UTM,... read more

NASA tests next phase of UAS traffic management system

June 5, 2017By

On May 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA partners flew five different unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to test NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM). The flights demonstrated multiple operational scenarios, including parachute-initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations. The UAVs were flown beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight using strategically placed visual... read more

Galileo provides healthy signals 97.33 percent of the time

June 5, 2017By

Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system has undergone its first performance report since it started work at the end of last year, and it passed with flying colors, said the European Space Agency. The European GNSS Agency, GSA, through its GNSS Service Centre, has published the first of its regular quarterly performance reports on Galileo. This European GNSS (Galileo) Initial Services... read more

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eLoran and Loran testing underway in late June

June 5, 2017By

The Loran sites at Havre, Montana; George, Washington; and Fallon, Nevada, will continuously broadcast from 0900 (MST) June 20  through 1200 (MST) on June 30. The sites will operate on the 5990 rate but occasionally may operate at other rates. Only the site at Fallon will operate as an eLoran site. The sites at Havre and George will operate as... read more

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Exhibitors at GEOINT to launch range of new products

June 5, 2017By

A number of geospatial intelligence companies are exhibiting at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which is taking place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include defense, intelligence and... read more

Galileo signal team nominated for invention award

June 2, 2017By

The engineering team behind the signal technology underpinning Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system has reached the final of this year’s European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office, reported the European Space Agency. The team is led by Spanish engineer José Ángel Ávila Rodríguez — now part of ESA’s Galileo team — and his French colleague Laurent Lestarquit from France’s... read more

Galileo boosts GNSS corrections services

June 2, 2017By

Trimble’s RTX-based correction services now support the Galileo constellation. As a true five-constellation technology that uses GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS and now Galileo satellites, Trimble RTX delivers improved real-time positioning performance to its users worldwide. With accessibility to the Galileo constellation, users now have visibility to more satellites, which can be advantageous for extreme latitudinal positions or in environments where... read more

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Japan launches second Michibiki QZSS satellite

June 2, 2017By

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched a second navigation satellite on June 1. The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 (H-IIA F34) delivered into orbit Michibiki No. 2 of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) at 9:17:46 a.m. (JST) from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center. The launch and flight of the rocket proceeded as planned, and the separation of... read more