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Ten Galileo Satellites Now in Orbit

September 11, 2015By
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Europe’s own satellite navigation system has come a step nearer to completion today with Galileo 9 and 10, which lifted off together at 02:08 GMT on Sept. 11 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana atop a Soyuz launcher. read more

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PodsystemM2M Announces Partnership Program at CTIA

September 11, 2015By

Gurtam, Betaar3 and Gosafe to Participate   PodsystemM2M, which specializes in multi-network data solutions for the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) industries, announced a new partnership program for providers of M2M and IoT hardware and software that aims to fast track solutions to market by providing tried and tested components for companies looking to develop end-to-end solutions. The announcement was made at CTIA... read more

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Second Toulouse Symposium on Navigation and Timing Planned

September 10, 2015By

The Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) and the French Space Agency’s “Satellite Positioning and Timing” Technical Skills Community (CNES CCT PDS) will hold the second edition of the International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing on Nov. 16-17, 2015, at the ENAC premises in Toulouse, France. The event is based on the following key elements: Technical presentations on hot topics related to... read more

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AT&T and Telogis Expand Efforts to Connect Fleets

September 10, 2015By

AT&T and Telogis, a SaaS-based connected vehicle technology provider, have announced a collaboration to offer solutions for companies with mobile workforces. Connecting vehicles of all sizes from small trucks to 18-wheelers and heavy equipment, the combination of AT&T’s global network and Telogis’ telematics, compliance, and mobile and navigation software creates full-fleet solutions for businesses around the world. The announcement was... read more

Aerial Photography, Surveying Top FAA-Approved Business Uses for UAS

September 10, 2015By
A Sensefly eXom UAV inspects a structure.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today released a report that finds more than 25 types of business operations have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System (NAS). According to the report, aerial photography received the most exemptions followed by real estate and aerial surveying. The... read more

Watch the Launch of Galileo 9 and 10

September 10, 2015By

Galileo 9 and 10 are due for launch atop a Soyuz rocket at 02:08 GMT on Sept. 11 (04:08 CEST; 23:08 local time, Sept. 10) from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Streaming starts at 01:48 GMT (03:48 CEST) on the European Space Agency website. Or watch at Arianespace’s website (with commentary in French or English), starting 15 minutes before liftoff. You can also... read more

AT&T Announces New Personal Security App, Connected Car Collaborations at CTIA

September 10, 2015By

It wasn’t enough for AT&T Mobility President & CEO Glenn Lurie to make just one major announcement during his keynote address at CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Thursday. He had to make several. Most significantly, AT&T used the stage in front of a packed crowd, including their biggest competitors, to introduce new personal security, fleet tracking and connected car solutions. On... read more

Latest Galileo Satellites Will Head to Plane A

September 10, 2015By

I had the honour of the first question at today’s Galileo press conference hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA), and it was about the status of the satellites launched last March. The answer to that question and others are below. The satellites being launched this evening are destined for Plane A and will be its first occupants. They will occupy slots... read more