GNSS

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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Launch Tomorrow for Second Pair of Galileo IOV Satellites

October 11, 2012By

The European Space Agency (ESA) will be launching a second pair of Galileo IOV satellites tomorrow from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The satellites will ride a  Soyuz ST-B rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Launch is scheduled for 18:15:00 GMT (20:15:00 CEST) October 12.  Live streaming will begin at 17:48 GMT (19:48 CEST) for about one hour. From... read more

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IGNSS Society 2013 Conference & Exhibition

October 10, 2012By

The IGNSS Society will be holding the 2013 conference & exhibition at the Outrigger Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, July 16-18, 2013. The program will include keynote speakers, oral presentations, interactive poster sessions, panel sessions, open interactive forums, an informative trade exhibition, GNSS demonstrations and a field day. Topics will include: Status of GNSS (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS,     Compass, QZSS)... read more

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Galileo Satellites Cleared for Launch

October 9, 2012By
Soyuz VS03, the third Soyuz flight from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, was transferred to the launch zone on October 8. The vehicle was rolled out horizontally on its erector from the preparation building to the launch zone and then raised into the vertical position.

Europe’s next two Galileo satellites have received technical clearance for their launch this Friday. They are currently resting in place atop their Soyuz launcher. Yesterday saw the three-stage Soyuz ST-B launcher moved horizontally to the launch pad on the 600-meter long railway. It was then lifted into the vertical position to await the attachment of the Upper Composite — the... read more

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