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Two Galileo Satellites Launched for Europe’s Navigation Constellation

March 27, 2015By
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UPDATE: The two Galileo satellites are confirmed separated from their Soyuz Fregat upper stage into 22,522 altitude orbit right on schedule, according to ESA. Both are in their planned orbits. Two more Galileo satellites were successfully launched today from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites were lifted aloft on time at 21:46:18 GMT (22:46:18 CET) atop a Soyuz ST-B rocket. The first three... read more

Bill Supports eLoran as GPS Backup

March 27, 2015By

A bi-partisan group of legislators led by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would require the U.S. Secretary of Defense to establish a backup for GPS within three years using eLoran. The National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1678, was co-sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J). Garamendi is the... read more

Five Charged in GLONASS Embezzlement

March 26, 2015By

Five people stand accused of embezzling 250 million rubles (more than $4 million) in federal funds earmarked for Russia’s GLONASS program, according to information shared by the Russian Legal Information Agency and reported in the Izvestia newspaper. The investigation began in 2013. Charges have been brought against George Kovkov, deputy general director of the Central Research Institute of Machine Building, or TsNIImash; Alexander Chernov,... read more

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BeiDou Launch Expected Monday

March 26, 2015By

News courtesy of the CANSPACE Listserv. The launch of the next BeiDou satellite is predicted to occur at about 13:45 UTC on Monday, March 30. The new BeiDou satellite would be the fifth GNSS satellite planned for launch by the end of the month, joining GPS Block IIF-9 (launched Wednesday), Galileo 7 and 8 (planned for launch Friday) and IRNSS-D (planned for launch Saturday, March... read more

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Watch Friday’s Launch of Galileo 7 and 8

March 26, 2015By
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The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites are scheduled for launch Friday, and will be live streamed from the European Space Agency website. read more

iTrack Solutions Provides Web-Based Fleet Management Software

March 25, 2015By

Integrated Tracking (iTrack) Solutions Loki Gen 6 is a web-based mapping software derived from a series of other Loki software products focused on asset tracking for large fleets of vehicles. The maps are provided by Bing, but custom mapping can also be used with the support of Esri ArcGIS REST services and shapefiles. iTrack Solutions is based in Calgary, Canada, and provides GPS tracking, mobile data communications and display... read more

GPS IIF-9 Successfully Lifts Off from Cape Canaveral

March 25, 2015By
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The U.S. Air Force’s ninth GPS Block IIF satellite (GPS IIF-9) launched on time Wednesday at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT)  from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The GPS satellite has been deployed by the Delta IV rocket. read more

Latin America Sanitation Company Goes with ProMark

March 25, 2015By

Saneamento Basico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), a Brazilian water and sewage collection utility owned by São Paulo state and Latin America’s largest water company by market capitalization, has selected Spectra Precision ProMark 120 and 220 GNSS receivers to assist in gathering the geographic location of all SABESP network assets and the location of all customers. SABESP provides water to more than 28.7 million customers, or 67 percent of the population of São Paulo state. Water loss due... read more