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Papers sought for IGNSS conference in Sydney

May 4, 2016By

The call for papers is now open for IGNSS 2016, set for Dec. 6-8 in Sydney, Australia. Closing date for abstract submission is July 4; and the final date for the submission of papers requiring peer review is Sept. 26. The International GNSS Society (IGNSS) runs the Southeast Asian region’s premier conference on GNSS and related position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies. It will bring together... read more

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South Korea to build eLoran system after jamming incident

May 3, 2016By
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South Korea will award a contract this month to secure technology required to build an eLoran system as an alternative to GPS, reports the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The announcement follows South Korea pointing the finger at North Korea for jamming its GPS signal reception in late March. The South Korean eLoran plan envisions setting up coastal transmitters by the end... read more

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System of Systems: OCX passes first qualification

May 1, 2016By
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OCX Passes First Qualification Raytheon, US Air Force Complete Test Milestone On March 4, Raytheon successfully passed the first formal qualification test milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). The new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and... read more

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SpaceX awarded GPS III satellite launch contract

April 29, 2016By
A SpaceX Falcon 9 stands ready for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Air Force awarded a contract for GPS III Launch Services to SpaceX.

The U.S. Air Force has awarded SpaceX the first competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for GPS III Launch Services. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total value of $82,700,000. SpaceX will provide the government with a total launch solution for the... read more

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With IRNSS-1G launch, India completes and renames its navigation constellation

April 29, 2016By
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India’s network of satellites providing a regional navigation system is now complete with the successful launch of the IRNSS-1G from Sriharikota on April 28. The satellite was then placed into the correct orbit. The satellite was launched aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System... read more

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NovAtel launches 40-centimeter correction service, TerraStar-L

April 27, 2016By

TerraStar-L, a new 40-centimeter (cm) precise point positioning (PPP) correction service, is coming next week from NovAtel. TerraStar-L is a subscription-based correction service that delivers GNSS correction data via satellite to users of precision navigation systems. With position accuracy of 40 cm, TerraStar-L is designed for broad accuracy applications such as agriculture, geospatial information systems (GIS) and unmanned vehicle navigation, particularly where tree... read more

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GNSS has bad days, too

April 27, 2016By
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“Even the best technology has a bad day,” Charles Schue told the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which relies very heavily on the best technology to keep the world’s financial edifice afloat. Vulnerabilities in the stock market were pointed up during a demonstration on April 19, showcasing how one positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) system can cover the chinks in... read more

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European Navigation Conference to focus on innovation

April 25, 2016By
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The 24th edition of the European Navigation Conference (ENC 2016) will be held May 30 to June 2 at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland. ENC 2016 is co-sponsored by EUGIN, Nordic Institute of Navigation, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. The conference focus will be on innovations in positioning, navigation and timing technologies and applications for land, sea and air. Topic areas include... read more