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ISRO inaugurates advanced GNSS research lab

April 28, 2017By

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the Advanced GNSS Research Laboratory (AGRL) in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Osmania University College of Engineering in Hyderabad, reports The Hindu. ISRO Chairman A. S. Kiran Kumar inaugurated the facility on April 27. He discussed various technical aspects related to NavIC Satellite Navigation System of India (formerly... read more

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New players trigger new space race, GPS III update

April 26, 2017By
Lockheed Martin's GPS III clean room in Littleton, Colorado

From the Space Symposium: new players in space race, new capabilities afforded by 3D printing and virtual reality, and insights into the GPS III program from Lockheed Martin's VP for navigation systems. read more

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System of Systems: Brexit may oust UK from Galileo work

April 26, 2017By
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Brexit May Oust U.K. from Galileo Work Participation of the United Kingdom space industry in Galileo may be in doubt as negotiations get underway on details of the U.K. withdrawal from the European Union (EU). European Commission officials signaled that they want to rely solely on producers within the European Union for the block’s major programs, citing security concerns such... read more

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US Air Force says goodbye to 25-year-old GPS satellite

April 24, 2017By
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At 25 years old, GPS Satellite Vehicle No. 27 completed its time in orbit on April 18. With the satellite’s final duty completed, the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) said goodbye via final command and disposal from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5... read more

Orolia enhances Spectracom GPS threat mitigation with Talen-X

April 17, 2017By
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Orolia has taken the next integration steps with its Spectracom line of resilient PNT products, which will enable clients to take full advantage of Talen-X’s BroadShield Interference and Spoofing Detection technology. The announcement follows up on news of the recent Talen-X strategic alliance. Orolia’s Spectracom and Talen-X have aligned hardware and software development efforts to jointly develop, market and sell... read more

Japan readies second Michibiki satellite for QZSS

April 10, 2017By
Artist's rendering of Japan's second Michibiki positioning satellite.

The second satellite in the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is scheduled for launch in June. QZSS will be a satellite augmentation system for GPS in the region of Japan. The first Michibiki satellite was launched Sept. 11, 2010. Michibiki 2 will be launched aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., according to the Japan Aerospace... read more

Russia commissions GLONASS station in Nicaragua

April 7, 2017By
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On April 6, Russia commissioned a new GLONASS ground station in Managua, Nicaragua — its first in Central America. The station was created under a Jan. 26, 2012, agreement between the two countries to cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. GLONASS consists of 24 satellites orbiting at a medium height of 19140 km in three planes with inclination of... read more

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Galileo search-and-rescue service officially launched

April 6, 2017By
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The Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) service, made possible by the Galileo satellite constellation, is now active. Galileo SAR is Europe’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT network, a distress alert detection and information distribution system best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers. By providing COSPAS-SARSAT with the coverage capacity of the Galileo constellation equipped... read more