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Galileo Satellites Encapsulated for Launch

August 19, 2014By
The medium-lift workhorse has been raised into a vertical orientation as the mobile gantry – which provides protection during the “upper composite’s” integration – is moved into position.

UPDATE: Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites. This is due to unfavorable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre. Another launch date will be decided depending on the evolution of the weather conditions in Kourou. Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the... read more

Transportation Department to Hold GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop

August 15, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a “GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop” on September 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Registration for the workshop is required, and closes September 4. The general public can either attend in person or via WebEx. The workshop is being held to discuss implementation of a GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment. Discussion... read more

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Galileo Towards the Future

August 15, 2014By

The special significance of next Thursday’s launch for the Galileo system as a whole is highlighted in a new video by the European Space Agency, with an interview with Didier Faivre, Galileo Program director. On August 21, ESA will launch two more Galileo satellites on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellites mark the beginning of a new... read more

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Take Our State of the Industry Survey, Win Prizes

August 13, 2014By
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What are your challenges this year? How are you driving business in today’s economy? What issues are you concerned about? We want to know, and so does the rest of the industry. GPS World is conducting its annual State of the Industry Survey asking GNSS professionals about the state of their business, the economic climate for GNSS products and services, driving market... read more

RT Logic Wins New Contract Award for GPS OCX Ground System

August 11, 2014By

RT Logic has been awarded a $1 million follow-on contract to provide ground system components for the USAF GPS OCX program, bringing RT Logic’s total OCX contract awards to over $4 million. RT Logic is a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. OCX is the next generation GPS ground system designed to bring flexibility, adaptability, and modularity to the position, navigation, and timing (PNT) mission.... read more

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Trimble Announces Land-Based 3D Piling Application for Mixed Fleets

July 31, 2014By
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Trimble has introduced the DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams, and solar or wind farm installations. “The DPS900 Piling System can transform the way piling contractors work,”... read more

Fishy Business: Handhelds Help Remove Invasive Species from Utah River

July 28, 2014By
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)  is using rugged Juniper Systems handhelds in an innovative way: to remove an invasive fish species from the Green River so that native fish can flourish. A DWR field crew first used the Allegro MX handheld, loaded with custom fisheries software, to monitor native fish species and remove invasive fish in a 2013... read more

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Business Aviation Agrees to Promote EGNOS Use at European Airports

July 17, 2014By
Bern-Belp, Switzerland, is one European airport with published LPV procedures. (Photo: Lszb29, via Wikimedia Commons)

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the wide use of EGNOS — precision-based navigation (PBN) — at regional airports in Europe, following discussions at the European Space Solutions Conference in Prague in June. Maintaining all-weather access at secondary and tertiary airports is becoming more and more important for the... read more