GNSS

USAF Awards Four Contracts To Improve GPS Performance

October 31, 2012By

The U.S. Air Force is investing to improve the Global Positioning System (GPS) used worldwide for military and civilian purposes. Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1, the Air Force announced four new GPS contracts. Three were in the $30 million range, including contracts to Rockwell Collins and L-3 Communications to test and engineer new GPS technology, while Raytheon was awarded... read more

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Winning Experts to Discuss GNSS in November Webinar

October 31, 2012By

The winners of GPS World’s 2012 Leadership Awards will be featured in November webinar “The Future of GNSS Research & Development.” The webinar will be held Thursday, November 15, at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. GMT. Registration is free. The winners are expected to discuss with moderator and editor-in-chief Alan Cameron their significant recent achievement... read more

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New Galileo Satellites Pass Early Orbit Phase

October 31, 2012By
Galileo LEOP control room, Toulouse.

A week after the dual liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, the two latest Galileo satellites completed the critical Launch and Early Orbit Phase on October 19-20. The satellites are expected to reach their assigned orbits November 10 and 12. The FM3 and FM4 satellites were handed over from the joint ESA/CNES Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) team in Toulouse,... read more

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European Navigation Conference Opens Call for Papers

October 25, 2012By

The 2013 European Navigation Conference (ENC 2013) will be held April 23-25 in Vienna, Austria. This will be the 17th conference in the GNSS series held under the auspices of the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN) and is hosted by the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN). ENC 2013 will focus on the present status as well as on... read more

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Geneq Introduces Palm-Sized GPS/GLONASS Receiver that Uses OmniSTAR’s 10-cm Service

October 17, 2012By

Geneq Inc. has introduced the SXBlue III-L GNSS, a palm-sized L1/L2/GLONASS GNSS receiver that is designed to use OmniSTAR’s G2 or HP service to attain realtime 10-cm accuracy in all regions of the world, including North/South America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The SXBlue III-L GNSS connects wirelessly to smartphones, handhelds, tablet or notebook computer that are... read more

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Galileo Launch Goes off Without a Hitch

October 12, 2012By
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The Soyuz ST-B launcher carrying the next two Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites took off as scheduled on 18:15:00 GMT (11:15 PDT) October 12. Deployment of its twin satellites into orbit took place 3 hours 44 minutes after take-off. All the stages of the Soyuz vehicle performed as planned and the Fregat-MT upper stage released the Galileo satellites into their targeted... read more

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EU to Meet with China on Nav Dispute

October 11, 2012By

The European Union (EU) and China will be meeting in December in Paris to discuss overlapping radio frequencies both plan to use for their future encrypted government/military satellite navigation services, according to a joint statement from both parties, reports Space News. The December meeting will be conducted under what the Joint Statement on Space Technology Cooperation specifies as the ITU... read more

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