GNSS

Wind-speed data based on ocean surface using GNSS-R

December 6, 2016By

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite, reports Hydro International. The achievement demonstrates the potential of GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers. The... read more

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EGNOS awarded by aerospace academy

December 5, 2016By

News from the European Space Agency The multi-agency team behind the ESA-designed EGNOS augmentation system — making it possible for European aircraft to safely rely on satnav signals — has received a prestigious award from France’s national aerospace academy. As our region’s own satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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Directions 2017: GPS navigates the future

December 2, 2016By

I’m proud to be a part of the accomplishments of the men and women of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning System Directorate at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. The year has been extremely challenging, but looking back on 2016, we have taken real steps forward to modernize the GPS Enterprise and the way... read more

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Galileo deals 4 of a kind

December 2, 2016By

An Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket launched four full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites on Nov. 17, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system. The rocket carried Galileo satellites 15–18 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, into space, releasing the first pair 3 hours, 25 minutes after liftoff, while the second separated 20 minutes later. All four are at... read more

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Global and Chinese GPS industry analyzed in new report

December 1, 2016By

The new report, “Global and Chinese GPS Industry — 2016,” is an in-depth study on the current state of the global GPS industry with a focus on the Chinese market, offered by Research and Markets. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the GPS manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested... read more

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Airbus Safran Launchers acquires stake in Arianespace held by CNES

December 1, 2016By

Airbus Safran Launchers and the CNES French space agency have announced that Airbus Safran Launchers is acquiring the stake in Arianespace held by CNES. Airbus Safran Launchers, a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and Safran, becomes the majority shareholder in Arianespace, with 74 percent of its share capital. The stakes held by the other shareholders, from the European... read more

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Lockheed completes COTS upgrade of ground control system

December 1, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. The Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project is the latest step in the Air Force’s multi-year plan to refresh technology and transform the legacy Operational Control Segment — known as the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) — into a modern, high-performance... read more

Which application will take off when Galileo does? You tell us.

December 1, 2016By

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