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Out in Front: The Bronze Prize for Golden Success

October 1, 2012By

We have heard it before, in various fora and in various forms: the GPS program is a victim of its own success. Because the satellites are living so long, launches of new, modernized space vehicles get deferred. And deferred. And deferred. The U.S. Congress meanwhile, for whom “defer” is a code to live by, happily pounces on this as an... read more

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GSAT-10 GAGAN Satellite Launched

October 1, 2012By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.   The Indian Space Research Organisation’s GSAT-10 geostationary communications satellite was launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 28 September at 21:18 UTC. The dual-satellite launch also carried the Astra 2F direct-to-home broadcast satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based operator SES. GSAT-10 contains a payload to support the Indian GPS and GEO Augmented... read more

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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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