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GLONASS-K1 Satellite Launched Nov. 30

December 1, 2014By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The second of two GLONASS-K1 satellites was launched from the snowy Plesetsk Cosmodrome on November 30 at 21:52 UTC. It joins the first GLONASS-K1 satellite launched on February 26, 2011. According to the Roscosmos Information-Analytical Centre, the satellite, with serial number 12, is to be known by its in-orbit name of GLONASS 702. It is... read more

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Orbit of One Wayward Galileo Satellite Raised

December 1, 2014By
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The orbit of one of the two Galileo satellites launched into incorrect orbits on August 22 is being adjusted. Tracking data supplied by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has confirmed the change. Also, the first navigation signal from Galileo 5 has been received. The satellites were supposed to go into... read more

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u-blox GNSS Timing Modules Designed for Upgrades

December 1, 2014By
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u‑blox has announced the NEO-M8T and LEA-M8T precision timing modules, which are able to generate a precise reference clock with <20 ns accuracy. The receivers offer high sensitivity (-157 dBm signal acquisition with assisted GNSS) that allows quick start-up inside structures with limited sky view. The precise reference clock is derived from multi-GNSS including GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou. The LEA-M8T module is footprint... read more

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Drone Prohibition: NTSB Rules Favorably on FAA Appeal

December 1, 2014By

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that drones are aircraft for the purpose of the Federal Aviation Administration’s prohibition of their careless or reckless use. The NTSB affirmed the agency’s position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition of “aircraft,” and that the agency may take enforcement action against anyone who operates a UAS or model aircraft... read more

Ready for Black Friday: Study Shows Americans Aware of In-Store Beacons

November 24, 2014By

A new Placecast poll indicates that nearly 118 million smartphone owners will be relying on their phones for holiday shopping this year. For smartphone owners who plan to do holiday shopping, three out of four will use their phones to find sales, comparison shop, take pictures of possible gifts, and make purchases. The survey also showed that American shoppers are very... read more

Report: Moto 360 Leads First Wave of Android Wearables

November 24, 2014By
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Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to a report by independent analyst company Canalys. Motorola Mobility’s Moto 360 was by far the most successful of the initial Android Wear devices, accounting for more than 15%... read more

NGS Seeks Geodesist

November 24, 2014By

The National Geodetic Survey is seeking applicants for a geodesist (real-time kinematic network) with the Spatial Reference System Division. Applications are being accepted through December 4. The individual selected for this position will: Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to the Real-Time Kinematic Network (RTN) community. Assist in defining policy and guidance related to RTN for geodetic products and services. Serve as customer service representative... read more

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U.S. Alerts EU Against Giving Galileo Preferential Treatment

November 24, 2014By

Space News is reporting that the U.S. government has alerted the European Union that any preferential treatment the EU gives to its Galileo positioning, navigation and timing network will likely violate World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements signed by the United States and the 28-nation EU. According to a report by Peter B. de Selding, U.S. government officials voiced concerns that the EU... read more