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Next-generation GLONASS-K2 won’t launch until 2017 at earliest

November 12, 2015By

The test flight of the first GLONASS-K2 satellite — a new generation GLONASS satellite with a design life of 10 years — is expected to take place from late 2017 to early 2018, RIA Novosti reports. The Russian news agency quoted Nikolai Testoyedov, CEO of Information Satellite Systems—Reshetnev, speaking at the 2015 Dubai Air Show. According to Testoyedov, the GLONASS-K2 satellites had difficulty being equipped following... read more

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System of Systems: New BeiDou TMBOC Signal Tracked

November 11, 2015By

New BeiDou TMBOC Signal Tracked Similar Structure to Future GPS L1C China’s new third-generation BeiDou satellites are broadcasting some new signals in space. The newest signal, which just began broadcasting from a satellite launched on Sept. 30, is similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary... read more

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Expert Opinions: Your Organization’s Future

November 11, 2015By
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Three experts answer the question, "Where do you see your efforts and those of your organization focusing primarily over the next 5–10 years?" Vidal Ashkenazi (Notttingham Scientific Ltd.), Jules McNeff (Overlook Technologies) and Terence McGurn (Consultant) provide answers. read more

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McMurdo Completes MEOSAR Ground Station in New Zealand

November 10, 2015By
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Emergency readiness and response company McMurdo has completed the installation of a six-antenna next-generation Medium-Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) satellite ground station system in New Zealand. The project, which is part of a joint initiative with Maritime New Zealand and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, is expected to significantly boost search-and-rescue capability in the New Zealand and Australia search regions and... read more

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Lockheed Martin advances threat protection on GPS control segment

November 9, 2015By
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Security upgrades developed by Lockheed Martin for the GPS ground control system are now fully operational to safeguard data and ensure satellite availability. The GPS Intrusion Protection Reinforcement (GIPR) technology refresh is part of the Air Force’s strategy to modernize the current GPS system and to ensure the availability of its services for more than one billion global military, civilian and... read more

Galileo satellites set for year-long Einstein experiment

November 9, 2015By
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Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites — subject to complex salvage maneuvers following their launch in 2014 into incorrect orbits — will help to perform an ambitious year-long test of Einstein’s most famous theory. read more

Deadline for IGS Workshop Abstracts Is Nov. 25

November 9, 2015By

IGS Workshop 2016 will be hosted at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The IGS invites the GNSS community to participate in a week of presentations, discussions, meetings and events with the theme of “GNSS Futures.” Abstracts are being accepted until Nov. 25. In particular, the co-chairs of the session “Scientific uses of IGS data and products” is... read more

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GLONASS-M Satellite Scheduled for Launch on Dec. 29

November 2, 2015By

The next GLONASS-M satellite will be launched on Dec. 29, according to Russian news agency TASS. GLONASS-M 51 will replace a satellite put into orbit in 2005, which has exceeded its design life by three years. The lifetime of a GLONASS-M is approximately seven years.  In addition, not earlier than February, a trio of GLONASS-M satellites is expected to be launched. GLONASS-M 51 is... read more

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