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Glowing Orbs Reveal Presence of GPS

January 8, 2015By
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Designer Timo Arnall has created lamps that change brightness depending on the strength of received GPS signals. The glowing orbs were made with Einar Sneve Martinussen and Jørn Knutsen as part of a research project at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The research began in 2009 with RFID and Wi-Fi projects that aim to reveal technology in a visual way. “GPS is widely used, yet... read more

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Russian Government Sets Up GLONASS Company

January 8, 2015By

The Russian government is establishing a joint stock company named “GLONASS” with 100-percent participation of the state, according to the website of the Russian Cabinet, as reported by Ria Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2014 ordered the government to develop and adopt a roadmap for the creation of an open joint-stock company “GLONASS” with 100-percent state participation. According to the plan, the... read more

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GPS Director Cooley Nominated for Brigadier General

January 8, 2015By
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Colonel William Cooley, director of the Global Positioning Systems Directorate, has been nominated by President Obama to the Senate for appointment to the rank of brigadier general, United States Air Force, according to an announcement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He is the first SPO director in many years to be nominated for general officer rank, according to Don Jewell, GPS World’s contributing editor... read more

UN, ROSCOSMOS Plan GNSS Economic Workshop

January 7, 2015By

The United Nations and Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS are holding a workshop on ways to use GNSS for sustainable social and economic benefits. The workshop will be held May 18-22 in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. The United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the... read more

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GPS III Command and Control Passes Key Test

January 5, 2015By
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Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX). Successful completion of Exercise 4, on Oct. 3, represents a key milestone demonstrating the end-to-end capability to automatically transfer... read more

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CNAV Messages Now Transmitted Daily

January 2, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.   Starting December 31, 2014, the Air Force 2nd Space Operations Squadron began transmitting daily CNAV uploads. The CNAV signals should continue to be considered pre-operational and should be employed at the user’s own risk. read more

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The System: First Galileo FOC Satellite on the Air

January 1, 2015By

Will Be Employable for Surveying, Precise Positioning, and Geodesy By Peter Steigenberger and André Hauschild, German Aerospace Center (DLR) / German Space Operations Center The first Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellite started transmitting L-band navigation signals on November 29, 2014. Based on data collected by a global network of GNSS tracking stations of the Cooperative Network for GNSS Observation (CONGO) and... read more

EGNOS Operations Introduced in Mediterranean Region: MEDUSA

December 22, 2014By
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A live demonstration of an aviation application in Tunisia helps the local aviation community validate the use of EGNOS to guide airplanes during landing operations. This activity constitutes the first complete experience of EGNOS Safety of Life service for aviation approaches outside of Europe. read more