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Septentrio PolaRx2 Receiver Orbits Earth on Board TET-1 Satellite

September 18, 2013By
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Septentrio announced today that a PolaRx2 receiver has reached more than 330 hours of successful operation on board “Technologie-Erprobungs-Träger 1” (TET-1), the first satellite of the German On-Orbit-Verification program. The Septentrio receiver is the backbone of the Navigation and Occultation Experiment (NOX) developed by German Aerospace Center (DLR). The purpose of the experiment is to prove the suitability of commercial-off-the-shelf... read more

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Exelis Completes Critical Data Security Work on GPS OCX System

September 16, 2013By
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Exelis has delivered three ground-based encryptors to Raytheon Company for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation Global Positioning System Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. Designed to automatically code and decode GPS signals, encryptors facilitate the exchange of user information by securely transmitting navigation payload data between the OCX ground station and the orbiting constellation of satellites. “Following successful thermal, electromagnetic... read more

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UNB Technology Space Launch Delayed

September 16, 2013By
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Update: Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO and chief designer, has posted an update on the status of the upcoming Falcon 9 launch on his Twitter account. “Will do another static fire of rocket to make sure all is good & AF [[Air Force]] needs to test ICBMs, so probable launch Sept 29/30,” Musk tweeted. “The static fire is scheduled for later... read more

GPS III and OCX Satellite Launch, Early Orbit Ops Successfully Demonstrated

September 13, 2013By
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Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company successfully completed the third of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate the launch readiness of the world’s most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System (GPS), the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX). Successful completion of Exercise 3, on August 1, was a key milestone demonstrating Raytheon’s... read more

Registration Opens for Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014

September 12, 2013By
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Registration is now open for Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2014, which will be held March 25-27, 2014, at the Residenz Muenchen in Munich, Germany. The summit will have a booth (Booth H) in the exhibit hall at the ION GNSS+ conference next week in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference is offering a special ION rate for those who register no later... read more

Raytheon UK Receives Order for GPS Anti-Jam Prototype

September 11, 2013By

Raytheon UK has taken its first order for a pre-production MiniGAS, the latest in GPS Anti-Jam technology, designed and manufactured by the company in the U.K. This contract, awarded by an undisclosed customer, requires Raytheon UK to produce demonstrator units for customer evaluation. MiniGAS is the latest in Raytheon’s GPS anti-jam family of products, and it aims to be the... read more

CGSIC Agenda Released

September 10, 2013By

The 53rd meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 16-17, before the Institute of Navigation GNSS+ 2013 Conference. Both events take place at the Nashville Convention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting agenda is now available on the event website. Monday morning’s CGSIC concurrent sessions include the Timing Subcommittee and the Surveying,... read more

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NovAtel Offers Commercial Tactical-Grade MEMS IMU

September 4, 2013By
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NovAtel has added Sensonor’s commercially exportable OEM-IMU-STIM300 to its SPAN GNSS + INS line of positioning products. The OEM-IMU-STIM300 is a Micro Electromechanical System (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that integrates with NovAtel’s OEM6 receiver technology to provide a powerful 3D continuous position, velocity and attitude solution, the company said. The distinguishing characteristic of the OEM-IMU-STIM300 is its small form... read more