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GSAT-10 with GAGAN Spreads Its Wings in Test Before Ariane 5 Launch

August 11, 2012By

India’s GSAT-10 telecommunications satellite — one of two passengers for Arianespace’s upcoming Ariane 5 mission in September — has been put through its paces during pre-flight preparations at the Spaceport in French Guiana, including a solar panel deployment test, according to Arianespace. read more

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Next Galileo Satellite Reaches French Guiana Launch Site

August 9, 2012By

The next Galileo navigation satellite has touched down at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, to begin preparations for its launch in October, reports the European Space Agency. Cocooned within a protective, air-conditioned container, the satellite left the Thales Alenia Space Italy plant in Rome on Monday evening for nearby Fiumicino Airport. read more

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CGSIC Subcommittee to Hold Meeting August 14

August 8, 2012By

The CGSIC States and Local Government Subcommittee, chaired by the Federal Highways Administration, is conducting a meeting in downtown Seattle on August 14. CGSIC is chartered to be an information portal direct from the U.S. government’s GPS program to (and from) the world’s civil users of GPS. The Coast Guard’s Navigation Center is assigned responsibility as the operational arm and... read more

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Update on EGNOS and GAGAN SBAS Satellites

August 2, 2012By

The EGNOS SES-5 geostationary satellite launched July 9 has arrived at its orbital sot. Meanwhile, India's GAGAN satellite GSAT-10 arrives at its spaceport for launch. read more

Out in Front: Live Free or Die Hard

August 1, 2012By

The 2007 action film of that name concerns a domestic criminal plot, disguised as a terrorist attack upon U.S. infrastructure: an Internet-based hack into Federal Bureau of Investigation computers, the transportation infrastructure, the stock market, national video broadcast channels, the utility power grid, the National Security Agency, and the Department of Defense nerve center. One of the film’s two heroes recognizes this as a fire sale, an attack upon the nation’s computer controls, an attack in which “everything must go.” read more

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Second Russian SBAS Satellite Prepared for Launch

August 1, 2012By

Luch-5B, the second of a set of three geostationary satellites being launched to reactivate Roscosmos's Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It arrived together with the Yamal-300K satellite in a single shipping container aboard an Antanov An-124-100 Ruslan flight from Krasnoyarsk. read more

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Second Russian SBAS Satellite Prepared for Launch

August 1, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Luch-5B, the second of a set of three geostationary satellites being launched to reactivate Roscosmos’s Luch Multifunctional Space Relay System, has been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It arrived together with the Yamal-300K satellite in a single shipping container aboard an Antanov An-124-100 Ruslan flight from Krasnoyarsk. This marked the first time that Information Satellite... read more

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The System: Fly the Pilotless Skies: UAS and UAV

August 1, 2012By
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   Unmanned aerial vehicles and civil aircraft may co-habit the airspace after September 2015.  As the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) moves ahead with plans for unmanned aerial systems/vehicles (UAS/UAV) to have regular access to U.S. airspace by 2015, it has encountered several barriers. For UAVs to be treated like manned aircraft, their systems likley need to be qualified... read more

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