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Eighth GPS IIF Set to Launch Wednesday

October 23, 2014By
Artist's rendering of a Block IIF GPS satellite in orbit. (Credit: U.S. Air Force)

The Air Force is set to launch the eighth GPS IIF satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on October 29. The 18-minute launch window opens at 1:21 p.m. EDT. An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-8 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The live webcast will begin at 1:01 p.m. EDT. As described by the Air Force, GPS IIF-8 is... read more

Galileo Team Raced to Respond Following FOC Launch

October 17, 2014By
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On September 27, the first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites were handed over from the European Space Agency’s Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, to the Galileo Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, which will care for them pending a final decision on their use. The satellites, launched on August 22, are in excellent health and working normally. However, a launcher problem left... read more

India Launches Third Navigation Satellite, IRNSS-1C

October 16, 2014By
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India has successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), early on October 16. The satellite was launched aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C26 at 2002 GMT (4:02 p.m. EDT) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.After the lift-off of PSLV-C26 with the ignition of the first stage, the important flight events — namely, stage and strap-on ignitions, heat-shield separation,... read more

Abstracts Deadline for First RIN Conference Is October 24

October 15, 2014By

There is still time to submit abstracts for the Royal Institute of Navigation’s new conference. The deadline for abstracts is October 24. The RIN International Navigation Conference is set for February 24-26 in Manchester, England. To submit an abstract and view the full call for papers, visit this link. In this first event in a brand-new series of world-class conferences, the... read more

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Massively Online GPS Course Massively Popular

October 14, 2014By

Final results are not yet in, but early indicators presage that Monday’s inaugural webinar with two Stanford professors will be the largest GNSS public event ever staged. Enrollment surpassed 20,000 some time ago, and the free subscription rolls are still open. It’s massive! Per Enge, professor of engineering at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Center for Position Navigation... read more

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Galileo Service Provision Delegated to the European GNSS Agency

October 10, 2014By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Commission have concluded an agreement that delegates a range of exploitation tasks for Galileo to the GSA, providing a framework and budget for the development of services and operations through 2021. The signing of the Galileo Exploitation Delegation Agreement serves as an initial step towards the full Galileo Exploitation Phase. According to the... read more

Galileo FOC Anomaly Traced to Design Ambiguity, Says Inquiry Board

October 8, 2014By

The root cause of the anomaly that sent two Galileo satellites into the wrong orbit is a shortcoming in the system thermal analysis performed during stage design, and not an operator error during stage assembly, according to findings by an independent inquiry board. The Independent Inquiry Board was formed to analyze the causes of the anomaly occurring during the orbital injection of satellites... read more

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Deadline Friday for Satellite Masters Conference Registration

October 8, 2014By

Deadline to register for the first Satellite Masters Conference, scheduled for October 23-24 in Berlin, is this Friday, October 10. The conference is planned as a networking event and a “unique marketplace for sharing innovations based on satellite navigation and Earth observation capabilities and connecting with the world’s leading network for downstream satellite business,” according to conference organizers. The event... read more

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