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January issue: All the news that fits…

January 15, 2017By
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We have a finite number of pages to bring you each month, one might say a tightly controlled number. That number has never easily accommodated the quantity of fresh, relevant GNSS and PNT news and technical material that emerges each month. The pace of your developments is too fast with which to keep up! This month, a case in point.... read more

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Iridium constellation provides low-Earth orbit satnav service

January 12, 2017By

A strategic alliance announced on Dec. 15 between Orolia and Satelles includes product development and go-to-market activities of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions provided by the Iridium satellite constellation, independent of GPS/GNSS signals. The companies intend to provide PNT solutions to military, defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. Orolia, the parent of GNSS-active companies Spectracom and Spectratime, among others,... read more

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NSL CEO Vidal Ashkenazi honored with Queen’s OBE

January 11, 2017By
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Vidal Ashkenazi, founder and CEO of Nottingham Scientific Ltd (NSL), has been awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for Services to Science. An OBE is a Queen’s honor given to an individual for a major role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order... read more

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Galileo declares: Open for business!

January 11, 2017By
Galileo Goes Live! ceremony in Brussels: European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible for the Energy Union, and Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, count down to hit the “Go” button.

At a Dec. 15 ceremony in Brussels titled “Galileo Goes Live,” two high officials of the European Commission issued the Galileo Initial Services Declaration. Plus: Ground control upgrade for GPS III approved; GPS funded at $847 million for FY 2017. read more

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Research: RTK with tight coupling of 6 low-cost sensors

January 10, 2017By and
Performance of RTK positioning, a fusion of GNSS and inertial sensors, in the city center of Munich.

A tight coupling of GNSS and inertial measurements is needed for both accurate and reliable positioning. The use of multi-GNSS is recommended to obtain a sufficient number of visible satellites in any outdoor environment. read more

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European Geosciences seeks abstracts for high-precision GNSS session

January 9, 2017By

The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union will be held April 23-28 in Vienna, Austria. One session in particular focuses on high-precision GNSS, and abstracts are being sought. G1.4 – High-precision GNSS: methods, open problems and geoscience applications This session is an activity of IAG SC4.4. “Multi-constellation GNSS” and IAG-ICCT JSG 0.10 “High-rate GNSS” Session G1.4 description: In the... read more

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International GNSS summer school goes to Norway

January 5, 2017By
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The University of the Bundeswehr Muenchen and the Norwegian Space Centre are organizing the International Summer School on Global Satellite Navigation Systems 2017. This year the Summer School will be held at Longyearbyen, Svalbard – Spitsbergen, Norway, Sept. 4-15. Lectures start the morning of Sept. 5 and end Sept. 14 following dinner. The Summer School is open to graduate students, Ph.D.... read more

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GPS receives $847 million in NDAA funding for FY 2017

January 3, 2017By

On Dec. 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The act includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program of $847.362 million. This total excludes $13.171 million requested for the GPS IIF program, which requires FY 2017 funding for on-orbit support and contract closeout. Procurement of GPS III satellites is budgeted at $34 million,... read more

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