GNSS

Galileos in the zone for Thursday’s launch

December 15, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch. Europe’s next navigation satellites are due for launch at 11:51 GMT (12:51 CET, 08:51 local time) on Thursday, Dec. 17, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. On Dec. 10, the two satellites, already... read more

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CHC Navigation unveils i80 GNSS receiver

December 11, 2015By

CHC Navigation has announced in a news release the availability of its new GNSS receiver, the i80. The i80 receiver for surveyors and contractors is able to compute a true triple frequency RTK tilted pole sub-centimeter solution using all four worldwide and multiple regional constellations. “Over two years of R&D and testing went into the creation of our Linux OS i80 platform,” said George Zhao,... read more

Seen & Heard: GNSS and PNT in the News

December 8, 2015By
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A snapshot of interesting stories involving GNSS and position, navigation and timing (PNT) technology from around the world. read more

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Research Online: HF beacon navigation, inertial sensors and GNSS-INS integration

December 8, 2015By

HF Beacon Navigation   Navigation using High-Frequency Ground Beacons and Ionosphere Model Corrections, by Yoav Baumgarten and Mark L. Psiaki, Cornell University. A new navigation concept relies on passive one-way ranging using pseudorange measurements of high-frequency (HF) beacon signals reflected off the ionosphere. This is being developed as a possible alternative to GNSS positioning and timing services, with benefits in... read more

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Galileo satellites 11 and 12 integrated for Arianespace’s year-end mission

December 8, 2015By
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The two spacecraft for Arianespace’s latest Soyuz launch at the service of Europe’s Galileo satellite-based navigation system — and the company’s record 12th mission overall in 2015 — have been integrated at the French Guiana Spaceport in preparation for their Dec. 17 liftoff. The launch of Galileo satellites 11 and 12 — dubbed Adriana and Liene — will conclude a year when the number of Galileo satellites... read more

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Galileo 11 and 12 mission to launch Dec. 17

December 8, 2015By

Galileo satellites 11 and 12 will be launched atop of the legendary Soyuz rocket on Dec. 17 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Ten years after the launch of GIOVE A, on Dec. 28, 2005, Galileo is now a reality. read more

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GLONASS system passes tests for Russian Defense Ministry

December 7, 2015By

Russian Space Systems (RCC) has completed work on the GLONASS navigation system, passing its final tests for the customer, the Russian Ministry of Defense, reports the TASS news agency. The system has not yet been formally adopted by the Ministry of Defense, and remains in the research and development phase, RCC CEO Andrew PKC Tyulin the told the Izvestia newspaper. “We presented... read more

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ESA declares Galileo 7 and 8 fully operational

December 4, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Having completed their rigorous checks in space, two more of Europe’s Galileo satellites are now fully operational, broadcasting navigation signals and relaying search and rescue messages from across the globe. Galileo 7 and 8 were launched on March 27 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Once the satellites were nursed to life in orbit,... read more

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