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Fugro signs survey contract with US government

December 6, 2016By

Fugro has been awarded a five-year survey contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Task orders under this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract will support architect and engineering survey and mapping support services for the military, civil and federal agencies of the corps team, Mobile District. Using a variety of airborne sensors and systems, including... read more

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Wind-speed data based on ocean surface using GNSS-R

December 6, 2016By
The TechDemoSat-1 satellite, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (Photo: SSTL)

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite, reports Hydro International. The achievement demonstrates the potential of GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and radiometers. The... read more

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Airbus Farmstar service improved with new recommendations

December 5, 2016By

Farmstar, a service of Airbus Defence and Space and ARVALIS – Institut du végétal for precision farming based on satellite information, has been further improved. New images acquired by the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 satellites will make it possible to issue intra-field recommendations for areas as small as 1 hectare. Also,  new interactive advice is provided for nitrogen input... read more

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Raytheon, DARPA developing tech to protect power grid against cyber attack

December 5, 2016By

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, has awarded Raytheon multiple contracts to research and develop technologies that will detect and respond to cyber attacks on the U.S. power grid infrastructure. The contracts, which total $9 million, were awarded under DARPA’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems program. “During the last two decades, industrial control... read more

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Feedback sought on federal GPS backup plan

December 5, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the potential use by the federal government of one or more positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies to back up GPS signals and ensure resiliency of PNT for critical infrastructure (CI). A Federal Register notice was published Nov. 30, with a deadline for comments of Jan. 30, 2017. The Transportation Department... read more

EGNOS awarded by aerospace academy

December 5, 2016By
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News from the European Space Agency The multi-agency team behind the ESA-designed EGNOS augmentation system — making it possible for European aircraft to safely rely on satnav signals — has received a prestigious award from France’s national aerospace academy. As our region’s own satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) improves the precision of GPS signals over... read more

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Global and Chinese GPS industry analyzed in new report

December 1, 2016By

The new report, “Global and Chinese GPS Industry — 2016,” is an in-depth study on the current state of the global GPS industry with a focus on the Chinese market, offered by Research and Markets. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the GPS manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested... read more

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Airbus Safran Launchers acquires stake in Arianespace held by CNES

December 1, 2016By

Airbus Safran Launchers and the CNES French space agency have announced that Airbus Safran Launchers is acquiring the stake in Arianespace held by CNES. Airbus Safran Launchers, a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and Safran, becomes the majority shareholder in Arianespace, with 74 percent of its share capital. The stakes held by the other shareholders, from the European... read more

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