GNSS

Rocket readied for 4 at once for Galileo

October 3, 2016By

The first rocket to loft four global positioning satellites at once has begun its build-up at the European Space Agency’s Spaceport in French Guiana.  The milestone mission, scheduled for Nov. 17, will carry four Galileo satellites into orbit. This launcher  began the integration process with the cryogenic core stage’s positioning over a mobile launch pad, followed by integration of the... read more

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GPS III 9 and 10 procured, targeting 2022 launch

October 3, 2016By
The first eight GPS III satellites are under contract and in production at Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Processing Facility outside of Denver.

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded a contract option to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company to procure two additional GPS III satellites, space vehicles nine and 10 of the next generation. The contract option procures long lead and production hardware. “The GPS III SV 9 and 10 satellites are expected to be ready for launch in 2022,... read more

Discover your inner GPS

October 3, 2016By
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The Institute of Navigation Satellite Division looked deeply inward for its keynote speaker at this year’s ION GNSS+ conference, held Sept. 12–16 in Portland, Oregon. Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe provided insight into how our brains determine position. In 1971, O’Keefe recorded signals from individual nerve cells in the hippocampus of rats roaming about a room. He found that a type... read more

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Harris delivers first OCX receiver

September 28, 2016By
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Harris Corporation delivered the first of 34 modernized receivers to support the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX). They will receive the signals sent by the current GPS satellite constellation plus the new signals sent by the next generation GPS III – 13 military and civilian signals in all. The receiver was shipped to the prime contractor, Raytheon Company, in... read more

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Munich Summit to emphasize GNSS back-up

September 27, 2016By

“Is it Time for GNSS Back-Up?” has been announced as the the theme of the 2017 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit, to take place March 14–16 in the prestigious and ornate Residenz Munich, royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach in the center of Munich. International experts will gather to discuss recent position, navigation and timing developments... read more

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Galileo Initial Services looming

September 26, 2016By

With Galileo Initial Services at last on the horizon and a quadruple satellite launch scheduled for November, here’s hoping that Europe’s GNSS constellation will be delivering limited, but reliable, global PNT services before the year is out. The four Galileo satellites for Arianespace’s first Ariane 5 mission for the constellation are being prepared at ESA’s launch facility in French Guiana.... read more

GPS III satellite delivery slips because of capacitor

September 15, 2016By

Lockheed Martin has pushed back the delivery of the first GPS III satellite by four months after discovering that a subcontractor failed to conduct testing on a ceramic capacitor, part of the navigation payload, according to Bloomberg. Delivery of the satellite was expected in August, but will now be delayed four more months and won’t be shipped until at least... read more

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Live from ION GNSS+ 2016

September 14, 2016By
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The GPS World staff is reporting live from ION GNSS+ Sept. 12-16 in Portland, Oregon, providing news, photos, videos and more. GPS World will be there with a full team, including Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Alan Cameron, Managing Editor Tracy Cozzens and Senior Digital Editor Joelle Harms. We will be providing coverage of the show on GPSworld.com, Facebook and Twitter. Take a look at the... read more

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