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Lockheed Martin Powers on Second GPS III Satellite in Production

January 29, 2014By
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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) recently turned on power to the bus and network communications equipment payload of the program’s second satellite designated GPS III Space Vehicle 2 (SV-02). The successful powering on of GPS III SV-02, on December 19, 2013, at Lockheed Martin’s Denver-area GPS III Processing Facility (GPF),... read more

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Hexagon Enters into Agreement with Topcon for TerraStar Network

January 23, 2014By

Hexagon AB and Topcon have announced an agreement for Hexagon to purchase Veripos, which operates a network of more than 80 GNSS reference stations through its subsidiary TerraStar. The regulatory announcement explains that Hexagon, Topcon Europe B.V. and Topcon Corporation have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to Veripos, Inc. Hexagon Acquisition Ltd., an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary... read more

GAGAN Certified for Aviation in India

January 13, 2014By

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India certified on December 30 the GAGAN system to RNP0.1 (Required Navigation Performance 0.1 Nautical Mile) service level, according to The Hindu. Now aircraft equipped with Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) receivers will be able to use GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) signals in Indian airspace for en route navigation and non-precision... read more

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DoT Disses DoD’s GPS Chops

January 9, 2014By

The departing Deputy Secretary of Transportation, John Porcari, wrote a letter in the closing days of 2013 opposing the U.S. Air Force’s announced plans to begin broadcasting Civil Navigation (CNAV) message-populated L2C and L5 signals as early as April 2014. Military personnel are incensed over what they see as Porcari’s impugning, when not ignoring, the Air Force 35-year track record... read more

ION GNSS+ 2014 Conference Now Accepting Abstract Submissions

January 6, 2014By

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) GNSS+ 2014, the 27th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division. The conference will take place September 8-12, 2014 (Tutorials September 8-9) at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 7, 2014. Instructions on submitting your abstract can be found on the... read more

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China Releases Public Service Performance Standard for BeiDou

January 5, 2014By

On December 27, 2013, the first anniversary of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System providing full operational regional service was held in Beijing. At the meeting, China Satellite Navigation System Management Office Director Ran Chengqi announced the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Public Service Performance Standard. The document details the public service performance parameters of BeiDou system, including service area, accuracy, integrity, continuity,... read more

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Data Sources for BeiDou, Real-Time Ephemeris

January 1, 2014By

From the GNSS R&D Discussion Group on LinkedIn Hello, everyone, I am looking for a tool/software which can generate a satellite geometry distribution map of Chinese BeiDou over Asia. Just like a GPS PDOP global map. Could anyone give me a help? Thanks a lot in advance. Comments Maybe this tool helps you: AVIGA Service Volume Simulator: www.navpos.de/Publications/AVIGA_Pro_Flyer.pdf We use... read more

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Raytheon Granted $8.5M Change Order for OCX M-Code Implementation

December 30, 2013By

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems has been awarded a change order for work that costs up to $8.5 million on its existing contract to ensure that the new military signal, M-code, works with the GPS Operational Control System, according to an announcement from the Pentagon as reported by Space News. Raytheon is building the ground station (OCX) for a new... read more

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