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The System: Two More Threes for Space

January 1, 2014By

A December 12 contract modification provided Air Force funding to Lockheed Martin to complete the fifth and sixth GPS III space vehicles (SV 05-06). Lockheeed originally received funding to procure long-lead parts for satellites five through eight (SV 05-08) in February 2013. read more

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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NovAtel Supplies Reference Receivers for IRNSS Ground Segment

December 23, 2013By
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NovAtel Inc., a manufacturer of GNSS precise positioning technology, has announced an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to supply reference receiver products for use in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) ground segment. India-based Elcome Technologies Pvt. Limited, a sister company to NovAtel in the Hexagon Group of Companies, will provide local integration, training and technical... read more

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Lockheed Receives $200M for GPS III 5 and 6

December 17, 2013By
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Lockheed Martin Corporation has been awarded $200 million to produce GPS III satellites 05 and0 6 by the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed Marin originally received funding to procure long-lead parts for satellites five through eight (SV 05-08) in February. The award is a $200,700,415 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification (P00276) on an existing contract (FA8807-08-C-0010). Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado, and... read more

Air Force Directs Early Civil Navigation (CNAV) Message-Populated L2C and L5 Signals

December 17, 2013By

The U.S. Air Force is directing transmission of continuous CNAV message-populated L2C and L5 signals starting in April 2014. The move is designed to help development of user equipment compatible with the civil signals. Full text of the CNAV memo appears below. MEMORANDUM FOR THE NATIONAL COORDINATION OFFICE FOR SPACE BASED POSITIONING, NAVIGATION AND TIMING ATTENTION: DR. JAN BRECHT-CLARK FROM:... read more

Father of GPS Brad Parkinson to Deliver Keynote at ENC 2014

December 16, 2013By

Bradford Parkinson, who is known as “the father of GPS,” will give a keynote speech during the opening session of the European Navigation Conference 2014. The conference will be held April 15-17, 2014, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Parkinson’s speech is titled “Assured PNT – Assured World Economic Benefits.” Representatives of the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency, and the European... read more

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Galileo Achieves First Airborne Tracking

December 12, 2013By
Aircraft position as obtained by Galileo-only receiver during Netherlands flight.

The European Space Agency’s Galileo satellites have achieved their first aerial fix of longitude, latitude and altitude, enabling the inflight tracking of a test aircraft. ESA’s four Galileo satellites in orbit have supported months of positioning tests on the ground across Europe since the first fix in March. Now the first aerial tracking using Galileo has taken place, marking the... read more