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Telit Chosen as Representative of Italian Tech Industry for Galileo

July 25, 2013By

Telit Wireless Solutions has been selected among various applicant members of the Italian Technology Industry as one of the nation’s key representatives in the global roll-out of Europe’s Galileo satellite positioning system. The selection reflects the high degree of credibility demonstrated by the Italian government in the strategic plan proposed by Telit to accelerate global adoption of the Galileo technology,... read more

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Indian Regional Navigation Satellite Starts Signal Transmissions

July 25, 2013By
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By Richard B. Langley Update (July 29, 2013): The spectrum recorded by the German Aerospace Center researchers appears to be consistent with a combination of BPSK(1) and BOC(5,2) modulation. This is the signal structure that ISRO announced would be used for IRNSS transmissions in the L-band: “The IRNSS signals consist of two special services namely Standard Positioning Service (SPS) and... read more

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IEEE/ION PLANS 2014 Issues Call for Abstracts

July 24, 2013By

Abstracts are now being accepted for the IEEE/Institute of Navigation (ION) Positioning, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) 2014 to be held May 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in Monterey, California. The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 1, 2013. Instructions on submitting your abstract can be found at www.plansconference.org. PLANS 2014 is the fifth biennial conference co-sponsored by... read more

Lockheed Martin Prototype to Help Prep for GPS III Launch

July 23, 2013By

Lockheed Martin has delivered a full-sized, functional prototype of the next-generation GPS satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to test facilities and pre-launch processes in advance of the arrival of the first GPS III flight satellite. The GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) arrived at the Cape on July 19 to begin to dry run launch-base space-vehicle processing activities... read more

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Russia to Launch Two GLONASS Satellites After Proton Disaster

July 17, 2013By

Ria Novosti reports that Russia will launch two GLONASS navigation satellites later this year to make up for the loss of three satellites in the recent Proton rocket explosion after launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, according to a senior space industry official. “We are planning to launch two satellites from the Plesetsk space center [in northern Russia]... read more

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Rohde & Schwarz GNSS Simulator Creates Real-World Scenarios

July 15, 2013By
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Rohde & Schwarz provides developers of satellite-based navigation instruments with a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) simulator, which runs on the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator. The new R&S SMBV-K101 option allows developers in the automotive and wireless communications industries, for example, to test GNSS receivers for specific effects such as obscuration and multipath propagation. Buildings, tunnels and bridges as... read more

Lockheed Martin Delivers Antenna Assemblies for First GPS III Satellite

July 15, 2013By
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Lockheed Martin has completed and is preparing to install the navigation, communication, and hosted payload antenna assemblies for the first satellite of the next-generation GPS III. Seven antenna assemblies, produced at Lockheed Martin’s Newtown, Pennsylania, facility were delivered to the company’s GPS III Processing Facility (GPF) near Denver, Colorado, on June 14.  The antennas will be installed on the first... read more

Galileo Spreads Its Wings in Pre-Flight Test

July 11, 2013By
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In the photo above, deployment of the solar wings on the latest Galileo satellite is being checked at the European Space Agency’s technical hub in the Netherlands. The navigation satellite’s pair of 1 x 5-meter solar wings, carrying more than 2,500 gallium arsenide solar cells, will power the satellite during its 12-year working life. With the first four Galileo In-Orbit... read more

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