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Galileo Open Service ICD Released, Comments Sought

August 14, 2014By

A new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal in Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD), issue 1, revision 2, was published by the European Commission (EC) on June 30, and is available for download. The European Commission has launched an open public consultation process in order to improve and consolidate the current draft document and to ensure that any further... read more

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New GNSS Market Outlook Report Forecasts to 2020

August 14, 2014By

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GNSS Market Outlook 2020″ report to its offerings. Research and Markets explained that GNSS has developed its applications across various industries worldwide. Some applications are simple, such as determining a position, whereas others are complex blends of GNSS with communications and other technologies. Over the past few years, the rapid growth in GNSS commercial applications... read more

Two More Galileo Satellites Scheduled for August 21 Launch

August 14, 2014By
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UDPATE: After a one-day postponement, The fifth and sixth Galileo satellites were successfully launched and deployed. UPDATE: Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, because of unfavorable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre. Another launch date will be decided depending on the evolution of the weather conditions in... read more

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ION Journal NAVIGATION to Be Indexed by Thomas Reuters

August 12, 2014By

UPDATE: According to ION, Thomas Reuters is starting the indexing process, which is expected to take several more weeks. NAVIGATION, the Journal of The Institute of Navigation, has been accepted for indexing in several Thomson Reuters databases. “This indexing is an exciting step in the fundamental growth of the journal and will increase the visibility and discoverability of all the articles... read more

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RT Logic Wins New Contract Award for GPS OCX Ground System

August 11, 2014By

RT Logic has been awarded a $1 million follow-on contract to provide ground system components for the USAF GPS OCX program, bringing RT Logic’s total OCX contract awards to over $4 million. RT Logic is a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. OCX is the next generation GPS ground system designed to bring flexibility, adaptability, and modularity to the position, navigation, and timing (PNT) mission.... read more

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Galileo’s Troubled E20 Satellite Is Alive

August 7, 2014By

The troubled Galileo E20 satellite restarted E1 signal transmission Wednesday evening, August 6. Galileo E20, also known as GSAT0104, the fourth in-orbit validation (IOV) satellite, has been set “unavailable until further notice” according to the European GNSS Service Centre because of a sudden, unexpected loss of power on May 27. Based on a selected set of IGS MGEX stations and all CONGO stations, the... read more

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Testing of Luch-5V Begins Using PRN 140

August 4, 2014By

The L-band SBAS transponder on the third Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System geostationary satellite, Luch-5V (“v” is the third letter of the Russian alphabet), launched on April 28, has started test transmissions using PRN code 140. The satellite is positioned at 95° east longitude and completes the Russian three-satellite SBAS constelltion for the System for Differential Corrections and Monitoring. Stations... read more

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Launch of GPS IIF-7

August 4, 2014By

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the seventh GPS IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force launched at 11:23 p.m. EDT Friday, August 1 (03:23 UTC, August 2), from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. read more