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Judge Rules Against LightSquared in Claims Against GPS Firms

February 9, 2015By

A U.S. judge dismissed the bulk of two lawsuits by LightSquared and equity owner Harbinger Capital Partners, reports Reuters. The suits accused Trimble, Garmin and Deere & Co. of misleading them about interference concerns and hastening the company’s fall into bankruptcy. In an opinion issued Feb. 5 in Manhattan federal court, Judge Richard Berman threw out Harbinger’s lawsuit, and denied nine of... read more

Latest Galileo Satellites Reach Launch Site

February 6, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Another two Galileo satellites have touched down in French Guiana ready to take their place in Europe’s satellite navigation constellation. The pair, safely cocooned inside their air-conditioned containers inside an Air France Boeing 747, landed at Cayenne–Félix Eboué Airport yesterday. They were then taken by lorry to be installed in the cleanroom surroundings of Europe’s Spaceport... read more

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Tallysman Wraps Antennas in Armored Cable for Precision Ag, M2M

February 5, 2015By
This photo shows the corrugated conduit covering the RG174 cable with Tallysman’s TW2410 antenna.

Tallysman’s enclosed antennas now come with optional armored corrugated cable. The standard RG174 cable is encased in a corrugated conduit of tough plastic, which maintains its functionality between the temperatures of -40 to +150C. The extra protection increases the resilience of the antenna for use in precision agriculture, machine-to-machine, and other rugged applications. Tallysman is a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality products... read more

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Air Force Orders Two More GPS III Satellites

February 2, 2015By

The United States Air Force plans to order two more GPS III satellites from contractor Lockheed Martin, according to SpaceNews. Lockheed Martin is under contract to build eight GPS III satellites, with the first planned to be launched in 2016. The contract includes options for up to four more satellites. However, the Air Force plans to open up construction of subsequent GPS satellites for... read more

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ION Announces 2015 Award Winners, Fellows

February 2, 2015By
ION's new Fellows: (from left) Attila Komjathy, Yu (Jade) Morton, and Frank van Digglen.

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting in Dana Point, Calif., Jan. 26-28. The annual awards recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation. ION also announced its elected Fellow members. Award Winners Mathieu Joerger received the Early Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the... read more

Leap Second Implementation Confuses Some Receivers

February 2, 2015By

The United States Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) has issued a notice about a problem some receivers are having implementing the correct time. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center has received reports of synchronization issues since the implementation of a leap second on Jan. 21. Users experiencing this problem should contact the receiver manufacturer for a firmware or software update. Below is the... read more

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The System: ESA’s Second FOC Moves Up

February 1, 2015By
The fifth Galileo satellite is now pointing toward Earth.

By Tim Reynolds, GPS World European correspondent Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain of the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Jan. 16 that the second errant full-operational capability (FOC) satellite, launched in August, had started its orbital change maneuver the previous day. He anticipated that the orbital change would be completed and the final orbit — “albeit somewhat lower in height than the one... read more

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IS-GNSS 2015 Issues Call for Papers for Kyoto Conference

January 30, 2015By

The organizers of the International Symposium on GNSS (IS-GNSS 2015) are seeking paper submissions. The symposium will be held Nov. 16-19 in Kyoto, Japan. The International Symposium on GNSS is designed to bring together experts engaged in PNT and GNSS technologies — including industry professionals, practitioners, academics and researchers — to disseminate their latest research results and allow cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge to... read more

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