ComNav, CGEOS Build First BeiDou CORS Station in Europe

April 9, 2015By

Europe's first BeiDou CORS station — Qiao CORS Station — has been built in Wallonia, Belgium. ComNav partnered with local company CGEOS – Creative Geosensing on the project read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News, Survey

Galileo NAGU Announces Completion of Ground Upgrade

April 9, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The European GNSS Service Centre has issued Notice Advisories to Galileo Users announcing the completion of a ground segment upgrade and system testing as of 1 April 2015. The three fully operational Galileo satellites (GSAT0101, GSAT0102, and GSAT0103) have been declared available from 1 April 2015 at 00:00 UTC. GSAT0101 (ID:11) payload on PHM clock... read more

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News

Galileo Ground Segment Back Online

April 9, 2015By

News from the European Space Agency The worldwide Ground Mission Segment providing all Galileo navigation messages has completed a full-scale hardware and software migration to version V2.0, and is now fully operational again. The Ground Mission Segment was turned off Jan. 26, allowing the migration to take place over the month of February. The following month was taken up with... read more

ION GNSS+ 2015 Technical Program Available Online

April 8, 2015By

The ION GNSS+ 2015 technical program is now available online, and registration is open.  ION GNSS+ 2015 will be held Sept. 14-18 (tutorials Sept. 14-15) at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. This year, unlike in previous years, the technical program (registration brochure) will only be distributed online. Users can search and sort the program online or download and print a PDF version. A printed on-site... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News

First Launch of GLONASS-K2 Satellite Planned for 2018

April 2, 2015By

The first GLONASS-K2 spacecraft will be launched into orbit in 2018, said Nicholas Testoyedov, the CEO of Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, as reported by the Assotsiatsiya GLONASS/GNSS Forum. “In 2018, we are preparing to launch the first satellite of the series GLONASS-K2,” Testoyedov said. “This satellite has advanced features. In the development of the navigation functions, new code division signals... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News

The System: Celebrating 20 Years of GPS

April 1, 2015By

April marks the 20th anniversary of GPS FOC. U.S. Air Force Space Command declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) for the GPS constellation April 27, 1995, signifying the system met all requirements with 24 operational Block II/IIA satellites in their assigned orbital slots and providing both the military Precise Positioning Service (PPS) performance standard and the civil Standard Positioning Service (SPS)... read more

China Launches First of Next-Gen BeiDou Satellites

March 30, 2015By

UPDATE (3/31/15): The BeiDou satellite is being targeted for an IGSO orbit, not a MEO orbit as previously speculated. The two images below make this clear.        Below is a CCTV (China Central Television) news story covering the launch. UPDATE (3/30/15): China’s launch of BeiDou-3 M1 is now being reported in that country’s media. The launch occurred at 21:52 on March 30.... read more

This article is tagged with , , , , and posted in GNSS, Latest News

Galileo’s Two Newest Birds Undergoing Initial Checks

March 30, 2015By

The two newest Galileo satellites — dubbed Adam and Anastasia — launched Friday are now being checked out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and France’s CNES space agency from the CNES Toulouse centre. Following these initial checks, the two satellites will be handed over to the Galileo Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, and the Galileo in-orbit testing facility in Redu,... read more