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Manufacture of 37 GLONASS Satellites Planned

September 26, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv:   The internal newspaper of ISS Reshetnev, Siberian Satellite, has reported on the status of current and future manufacturing of GLONASS satellites (loosely translated): “A federal target program, approved by the Russian Government, has provided measures to maintain and develop the GLONASS system. The Reshetnev Company from 2012 to 2020 will manufacture 15 “Glonass-M” satellites... read more

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Two Compass Satellites Launched

September 19, 2012By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.   China successfully launched two BeiDou-2/Compass MEO satellites Tuesday at 19:10:04 UTC. The satellites are designated Compass-M5 and Compass-M6. They are also referred to BeiDou-14 and BeiDou-15. UPDATE: More details have emerged on yesterday’s BeiDou-2/Compass satellite launch. According to Web sources, the new satellites will occupy slots 7 and 8 in Plane A of the... read more

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China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013)

September 14, 2012By

The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) has issued a call for papers for the May 15–17, 2013, event in Wuhan, China. The theme of CSNC 2013 is “BeiDou Application — Opportunities and Challenges.” The event will include an academic exchange and a commercial exhibition and technical forum. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31, 2012. Full papers... read more

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Munich Navigation Satellite Summit

September 14, 2012By

The Munich Navigation Satellite Summit will be held June 18–20, 2013, in the Residenz München, Munich, Germany. It has been established as a top European and International conference with global impact, featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future. The Summit starts on June 18 with... read more

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NAVITEC 2012

September 14, 2012By

The Radio Navigation Systems & Techniques Section of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management announces the Sixth Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technology, NAVITEC 2012, December 5-7, at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. NAVITEC 2012 will also include the “GNSS Signals and Signal Processing Workshop,” in coordination with CNES, DLR, and UFAF. read more

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JAVAD Asserts Filters Protect GPS L1, L2, L5; GLONASS L1, L2; Galileo L1, L5

September 14, 2012By

Javad Ashjaee, founder and CEO of JAVAD GNSS, has filed a letter with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning his company’s development of technical possibilities in GNSS filter designs and components. He states “I hope this will be helpful in establishing realistic guidelines for the characteristics of high-precision GNSS receivers that will be used in critical applications.” Below is... read more

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Lockheed, Raytheon Complete First Launch Exercise for Next-Gen GPS Satellites

September 11, 2012By

Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin have successfully completed the first launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation GPS III satellites. The exercise is a key milestone demonstrating the team remains on schedule to achieve launch availability in 2014, the companies said. The Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and the Raytheon-developed next generation GPS operational control system, known... read more

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Galileo Satellite Navigation Agency Moved to Prague

September 11, 2012By
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On September 6, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) inaugurated its new premises in Prague, Czech Republic, in the presence of Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, in charge of Industry and Enterprise, and Minister of Transport Pavel Dobeš. Previously headquartered provisionally in Brussels, the headquarters of the Galileo program moved its seat to Prague over this summer, as had been agreed by... read more

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