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AgJunction to Acquire Novariant

March 20, 2015By

Precision-agriculture company AgJunction has agreed to acquire precision-steering company Novariant, according to a joint press release. AgJunction holds numerous patents and markets its products and services under the brand names Outback Guidance, Satloc and AgJunction Cloud Services. AgJunction supports advanced farming practices and enables seamless data connectivity among growers and their agricultural service providers. Headquartered in Hiawatha, Kansas, AgJunction has facilities... read more

BeiDou Launch May Take Place This Month

March 19, 2015By
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News courtesy of the CANSPACE Listserv.   The first satellite in the BeiDou Phase 3 expansion could be launched by the end of March. Apparently, a BeiDou satellite has been shipped to the Xichang launch site, and tracking ships have left port for the open ocean. Also, a philatelic first-day cover for the launch (a common Chinese practice) has been issued with... read more

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CNAV Performance ‘Matches or Slightly Outperforms’ Legacy Signals

March 19, 2015By

A quarterly meeting of the U.S. GPS Program’s interagency Civil Navigation Signals (CNAV) Tiger Team on March 5 focused on the new L2C and L5 GPS civil signals. “CNAV Message Types 10, 11, 30 and 33 are currently transmitted on seven GPS IIR-M (L2C) and eight GPS IIF satellites (L2C and L5),” wrote Rick Hamilton, CGSIC Executive Secretariat, USCG Navigation Center, in a status email to the Civil Global Positioning System Service... read more

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Fugro Offers High-Accuracy Offshore Positioning Service

March 19, 2015By

Fugro has introduced its high-accuracy G2+ service, designed to benefit offshore operators around the globe who require positioning and measurement accuracy at centimeter level. G2+ is an enhancement of Fugro’s G2 service (based on GPS and GLONASS). The service uses highly advanced GNSS augmentation algorithms developed in house. The code and carrier-phase signals transmitted by GPS and GLONASS satellites are monitored... read more

Russian Company Credo-Dialogue Releases GNSS Software

March 18, 2015By

The Russian company Credo-Dialogue has released Credo GNSS 1.0, a GNSS processing software. Credo GNSS 1.0 is designed for processing of satellite geodetic measurements in differential mode. In this mode, the simultaneous operation of two or more receivers forms the baseline. The input can use the following types of data: satellite geodetic measurements and ephemeris format RINEX (2.0-3.2); satellite geodetic measurements and ephemeris formats... read more

EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office Launched

March 18, 2015By

The SAFIR (Satellite navigation services for AFrIcan Region) project has officially launched the EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office, laying the first stone of its future office building in a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. SAFIR is part of the Africa-EU long-term strategic partnership to enhance safety in air transport. Its global objective is to build capacity within African ACP countries for the future deployment... read more

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GPS IIF-9 Prepped for March 25 Launch

March 18, 2015By
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The U.S. Air Force’s ninth GPS Block IIF satellite (GPS IIF-9) has been encapsulated in the Delta IV rocket’s four-meter-diameter nose cone at a processing facility, and moved to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 37 for mating to its booster inside the mobile service tower. Launch is scheduled for March 25 at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT) from Space Launch Complex... read more

Galileo 6 Signals Acquired

March 18, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. On March 17, some stations participating in the International GNSS Service Multi-GNSS Experiment acquired E1 and E5a signals from Galileo 6 (FOC-FM2, GSAT0202). The satellite is using pseudorandom noise code E14. The orbit of Galileo 6 was recently adjusted to make it more circular with a higher perigee after it was launched into an incorrect orbit... read more

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