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Norwegian Company Gives Galileo Its Voice

August 26, 2013By
Galileo hardware ready for delivery. The last three Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), left, and the last two Frequency Generator and Upconverter Units (FGUUs), right, units produced by Kongsberg Norspace under the first work order for the first 14 Galileo Full Operational Configuration (FOC) satellites being prepared for shipment to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, seen together with some of the key project team members.

A trans-European production line is progressively transforming the Galileo satnav system into a working reality, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The 22 satellites so far contracted to join the four already in orbit are having their payloads manufactured at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. in the UK, which are then integrated to their satellite platforms at OHB in Germany.... read more

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IFEN and WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support, Enhancements for NavX-NCS GNSS Simulators

August 15, 2013By
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The NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator now supports China’s BeiDou-2 navigation satellite system. BeiDou support is a key enhancement in software update V.1.9 for the NavX-NCS GNSS multi-frequency simulator product line, by IFEN  and  WORK Microwave. Leveraging new features and functionalities, users have the flexibility to support a wide range of constellations, frequencies, and channels for research and development of GNSS... read more

ESA’s Next Galileo Satellite Passes Trial by Noise

August 14, 2013By
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Courtesy of the European Space Agency There might seem to be a hole in the side of this Galileo satellite — in fact its folded solar wings are simply reflecting a noise horn in the wall, about to recreate the deafening roar of a rocket lifting off. Anyone witnessing a rocket launch will be struck by the noise levels, even... read more

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TerraStar GNSS Establishes Base at Nottingham University’s GRACE Facility

August 12, 2013By
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TerraStar GNSS, a supplier of precision positioning services for land and near-shore applications, has established a base at Nottingham University’s GNSS Research and Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE). GRACE operates operates under the auspices of its Institute of Engineering Surveying & Space Geodesy (IESSG). TerraStar GNSS maintains and controls a worldwide network of more than 80 GPS and GLONASS DGNSS... read more

Russian Officials Concerned over Reduced GLONASS Funding

July 31, 2013By

Plans to reduce funding for GLONASS is causing concern among deputies of the State Duma. The government officials predict a loss of trust in the world by the Russian navigation system, according to a July 29 Roscosmos article. Reduced funding of GLONASS will lead to a reduction of the orbital grouping system below acceptable levels, according to the first deputy... read more

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Enter to Win a Handheld GPS Computer

July 30, 2013By
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Real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy in the palm of your hand — a spanking new June  T41 rugged handheld computer from Trimble is up for grabs. One lucky winner of the drawing among all entrants who complete the 2013 State of the GNSS Industry Survey will take it home. Other raffle prizes also offered. In addition to a handheld computer... read more

Public Interface Control Working Group Meeting Set for September

July 29, 2013By

The Air Force has issued a Federal Register Notice regarding an upcoming Public Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) meeting, set for September 24-25. Here is the notice: Public ICWG Announcement—2013 This notice informs the public that the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate will be hosting a Public Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) meeting for the NAVSTAR GPS public signals in... read more

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Satelles Announces Patent and Technology License Agreement with Boeing

July 29, 2013By

Satelles, a division of iKare Corporation, has entered into a patent and technology license agreement with The Boeing Company. This license allows Satelles to provide timing and location solutions to commercial markets delivered over the Iridium constellation of 66 low-Earth-orbiting satellites. The timing and location signals are available anywhere on Earth, without the need for local infrastructure, making the system... read more

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