GNSS

Spectracom Simulator Compatible with China’s Beidou System

February 20, 2013By

Spectracom has announced its upgrade capability to China’s global navigation satellite system, Beidou. The Spectracom GSG Series 5 and Series 6 GNSS signal simulators, released in 2012, are designed to be field upgradeable to simulate current and future GNSS constellations. GSG simulators are capable of outputting the frequencies, modulations and data formats of anticipated GNSS systems. The January release of... read more

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ESA’s Navigation Lab Helps Set Global Time

February 20, 2013By
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is helping to set the world’s time. Ultra-accurate atomic clocks of ESA’s Navigation Laboratory, which will be used to assess performance of the Galileo satnav system, have joined the global effort setting Coordinated Universal Time down to a billionth of a second. The replacement for Greenwich Mean Time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the timing... read more

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First GLONASS Station Outside Russia Opens in Brazil

February 20, 2013By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The Moscow Times is reporting that the first overseas GLONASS ground station for differential correction and monitoring was launched in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday, citing information from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). The station will become the first correction point in the Western Hemisphere and will significantly improve the accuracy of GLONASS navigation signals, the agency... read more

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GLONASS 743 Maneuvers toward New Position

February 13, 2013By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to tracking data from NORAD/JSpOC, GLONASS 743 experienced a delta-V maneuver on or about February 12 as it approached its new orbital position at Slot 8 in Plane 1. Note that GLONASS 743 is not currently in service but will likely rejoin the active constellation once the move is completed, replacing GLONASS 701K in... read more

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Test Confirms EGNOS + Galileo = Safer Skies

February 13, 2013By
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Europe’s two satellite navigation systems could combine in the future for heightened performance, an airborne test has confirmed. A helicopter flight took place above an alpine valley in Germany, the one place on Earth where Galileo services are already routinely available. Results of the flight test, conducted in September 2012, show that adding Galileo signals to the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

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ION GNSS+ 2013

February 13, 2013By

ION GNSS+ is the annual international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. It will be held September 16-20 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Tutorials take place September 16-17. The exhibit hall will be open Wednesday and Thursday, but not Friday. The newly added “+” sign reflects the increased awareness and growing emphasis... read more

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Brecht-Clark Replaces Russo as PNT Coordination Office Director

February 11, 2013By

Dr. Jan Brecht-Clark is the new director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. She has held the post since December 17, 2012. The previous director, Anthony Russo, is now the chief program engineer in the Space Communications and Navigation Division of NASA. The National Coordination Office for Spaced-Based PNT is the permanent staff of the... read more

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Lockheed Martin Completes GPS III Flight Software Milestone

February 6, 2013By
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The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software’s ability to provide reliable and effective command and control for the GPS III satellites planned for launch into orbit. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites, while improving capability to meet... read more

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