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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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Upcoming Navigation Satellite Launches Scheduled

September 11, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE listserv.   Launch dates this fall for GNSS satellites are as follows, according to various sources: Compass M2 and M5: September 18, 18:12 UTC (speculative); Compass G6: No earlier than October 1. GSAT-10 (includes a GAGAN SBAS transponder): September 21. GPS IIF-3: October 4, 2012. Launch window: 12:10-12:29 UTC. Galileo IOV FM3 and FM4: October 10,... read more

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The System: Next GPS IIF in October

September 10, 2012By

Next GPS IIF in October The next GPS satellite, Block IIF-3 (SVN65), scheduled to be launched on October 4, will be positioned in orbital slot 1, which is in plane A. This slot is currently occupied by a Block IIA satellite, SVN39, operating as PRN09. SVN39 is one of the oldest operating satellites in the GPS fleet, dating from June... read more

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First Results: Precise Positioning with Galileo Prototype Satellites

September 10, 2012By
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By Richard B. Langley, Simon Banville, and Peter Steigenberger. For a brief period, and for a few hours on certain days, signals from the first four orbiting Galileo satellites could be received by state-of-the-art multi-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receivers. Although not intended for actual positioning tests, the satellites did provide a first opportunity to assess the prototype Galileo signals in the... read more

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Expert Advice: GNSS in the Global Economy

September 10, 2012By
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By Irving Leveson. The $100 billion GNSS industry is already stressed. How deeply and how long the pressures persist depends to a great extent on the performance of the world economy. In a time of extraordinary uncertainty and change, the industry faces great challenges over the next 2–3 years and beyond: potential delays in availability of satellites and ground support,... read more

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