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China Launches Two More BeiDou Satellites

July 27, 2015By
From the Xinhua News Agency

Two BeiDou navigation satellites were launched into medium Earth orbit on Saturday, July 25, at 12:29:04.411 UTC. The satellites are drifting to their designated orbits. read more

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New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake

July 22, 2015By

In a late June filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lightsquared asked the agency to reassign its spectrum licenses — which were at the root of a prolonged dispute in 2010 and 2011, and have never been fully utilized —  to a new licensee that would be wholly owned by a new company, New LightSquared. This is part of... read more

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Royal Institute of Navigation Elects New Council

July 16, 2015By
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A new president and council were elected at the annual meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on July 15. The meeting, which included presentations on the Mary Rose Trust and quantum technology, concluded with the declaration of ballot results for the new president, officers and council members. The RIN’s Patron, HRH The Duke... read more

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GPS IIF-10 Launches from Cape Canaveral

July 15, 2015By
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UPDATE (July 15, 4 p.m. ET): United Launch Alliance (ULA) officials have declared the launch mission a success. The Centaur upper stage completed its second burn and released the GPS IIF-10 satellite into the navigation network to complete today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket. “Congratulations to the U.S Air Force and the entire mission team on today’s successful launch of... read more

ESA Releases Guide on Galileo 5 and 6 Recovery

July 8, 2015By

The European Space Agency has published a short guide on the recovery of Galileo satellites 5 and 6. The PDF of “Salvage in Space: Recovering Galileo 5 and 6″ can be downloaded. The four-page guide, written for a non-technical audience, describes the root cause of the anomaly that placed the two satellites into the wrong orbit, and the solution used to correct... read more

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NASA Goddard Team Sets High-Flying Record with Use of GPS

July 8, 2015By
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Results are now in for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, which launched on March 12. Not only has the MMS Navigator system exceeded all of the team’s expectations, it has set the record for the highest GPS use in space. read more

GPS IIF-10 Satellite Readied for July 15 Launch

July 7, 2015By
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United Launch Alliance crews on July 7 placed the next GPS satellite on top of an Atlas V rocket for blastoff later this month, reports SpaceFlight Now. Liftoff for the GPS IIF-10 satellite will take place July 15, between 11:36 and 11:55 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. This is the second of three GPS constellation replenishment flights planned... read more

GPS Innovation Alliance Responds to Latest Lightsquared Comments

July 1, 2015By
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The GPS Innovation Alliance has responded to recent media reports on LightSquared’s position regarding the testing of the compatibility of terrestrial broadband and GPS.   LightSquared is asking the GPS industry to participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared’s spectrum and GPS receivers or waive its right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared. Following is the GPS Innovation Alliance’s response: “The GPS... read more

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