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India’s sixth navigation satellite successfully launched

March 10, 2016By

IRNSS-1F, the sixth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), launched at 4:01 p.m. IST on March 10 from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh. After PSLV-C32 lift-off from the Second Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, heat-shield... read more

Nationwide BYOD submeter and RTK GNSS rental program announced

March 9, 2016By

Anatum Field Solutions (AFS) has launched a nationwide BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) submeter GNSS and centimeter (RTK) GNSS receiver rental program. With the explosion of smartphones and tablets in recent years and the availability of universal Bluetooth submeter and real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receivers, high-accuracy GNSS data collection is available to everyone. AFS rentals target high-accuracy users in GIS, UAV,... read more

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India’s IRNSS-1F satellite on countdown to launch

March 9, 2016By
Panoramic view of fully integrated PSLV-C32 with IRNSS-1F being moved to second launch pad (SLP).

The countdown for the launch of of a rocket carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite Sytem-IRNSS-1F began at 9:30 a.m. local time at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, reports the New Indian Express. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is expected to blast off around 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, following a 54-hour 30-minute countdown. “Like the countdowns for the... read more

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US Coast Guard approves electronic navigation charts

March 8, 2016By

The U.S. Coast Guard has published guidance that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. “After consultation with our Navigation Safety Advisory Committee, the Coast Guard will allow mariners to use official electronic charts instead of paper charts, if they choose to do so,” said Capt. Scott J. Smith, the chief of... read more

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International Navigation Conference seeks papers for 2 tracks

March 8, 2016By

The Royal Institute of Navigation is seeking papers for International Navigation Conference 2016 (INC 16), which will be held Nov. 8-10 in Glasgow, Scotland. INC 16 will address cutting-edge issues in positioning, navigation and timing. Of global importance, INC 16 will feature the latest developments in topics such as GNSS, indoor positioning, autonomous transport, security against cyber attack, resilience and quantum technology.... read more

ESNC winner Sensolus keeps Antarctic scientists safe

March 7, 2016By

Scientists will now wear safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working in Antarctica. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and harshest location on Earth. Temperatures can reach –90°C during winter and go down to –20ºC during summer. Winds can reach 250 km/h and visibility can sink to almost zero during whiteouts. With the potential for rapid changes in weather, all outdoor activities must... read more

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Retrofitted Predator succeeds in long-winged flight

March 7, 2016By

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully flown the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) Long Wing craft. The long-wing Predator is retrofitted with improved long-endurance wings, greater internal fuel capacity and additional hard points for carrying external stores. The flight took place Feb. 18 at GA-ASI’s Gray Butte Flight Test Facility in Palmdale, Calif., on a test aircraft. GA-ASI is a a... read more

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Microsemi broadens grand master timing options for network edge deployments

March 7, 2016By

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has added two products to its IGM (Integrated Grand Master) product portfolio, the IGM-1100o (outdoor version) and the IGM-1100x (support external antennas), as well as capacity enhancements to its IGM-1100i (indoor version). The offerings broaden outdoor and indoor deployment options for mobile network operators when a cost-effective, precise timing... read more

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