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TomTom Partners with Mozilla, Telefonica for Online Maps

April 24, 2015By

TomTom is partnering with Mozilla and Telefónica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5-powered Firefox OS smartphone devices. “We’re thrilled to offer Firefox OS users TomTom’s Maps Online and Nav Online apps in the Firefox Marketplace,” said Bertrand Neveux, director of Marketplace and Ecosystem at Mozilla. “Our priority is to empower users with a mobile experience that... read more

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NovAtel Launches Wideband GNSS Antenna

April 24, 2015By
NovAtel GPS-704-WB wideband antenna.

NovAtel Inc. has launched the GPS-704-WB wideband antenna, which supports L-band and the frequencies of all current GNSS constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou), including B3 and E6 signals. Customers can use the antenna for GPS-only or multi-constellation applications, giving application developers flexibility, NovAtel said. The phase center offset of the antenna remains constant as the azimuth and elevation angle of the satellites change,... read more

60 Minutes Segment on AFSPC Set for Sunday

April 24, 2015By
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CBS’s 60 Minutes will air a special two-part segment on Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) this coming Sunday, April 26, reflecting a broad array of AFSPC missions — launch, satellite operations, missile warning, acquisition, and the Joint Space Operations Center. The GPS Directorate is a joint service effort directed by the United States Air Force and managed at the Space and Missile Systems Center... read more

FAA: GBAS Operational at Airports Worldwide

April 23, 2015By
Delta Boeing 737 lands at Newark using GBAS.

Delta Airlines made a perfect Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Landing System (GLS) landing at Liberty Newark International Airport on Feb. 18, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s SatNavNews newsletter. Delta now joins United Airlines and British Airways as airlines that use the GBAS at Newark. More GBAS locations around the world are reaching operational status, and airline operations using GBAS are... read more

International Symposium on GNSS Coming to Kyoto

April 23, 2015By
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The 2015 International Symposium on GNSS has been announced for Nov. 16–19 in Kyoto, Japan, and registration is now open, along with full information about the event. The GPS/GNSS International Symposium was first held in 2000 in Seoul and has been held annually ever since, rotating among Korea, China, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan. The 2008 meeting in Tokyo attracted 428... read more

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NASA’s James L. Green to Headline ION GNSS+ 2015

April 22, 2015By
James L. Green, director of Planetary Science for NASA.

James L. Green, director of Planetary Science for NASA, will take the audience on a journey navigating through the solar system at The Institute of Navigation’s ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference. Green’s keynote address will show new worlds and new discoveries through the eyes of NASA’s planetary spacecraft. The conference takes place Sept. 14-18 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. At NASA, Green is responsible for solar system exploration... read more

Antenova M2M Showcases Brevis GNSS Tracking Antenna

April 22, 2015By
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The Brevis GNSS antenna is the latest addition to Antenova’s gigaNOVA family of miniature antennas. The small antenna is designed to be used in portable handheld devices that have GNSS receivers — for example, in devices and applications that have a tracking capability or location accessories such as in transport, navigation, wearables and eHealth. The multi-GNSS antenna is designed for embedded applications, with a high... read more

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GPS IIF-9 Satellite Declared Operational

April 21, 2015By

GPS IIF-9, launched March 25, has been declared healthy and operational by the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force issued the following Notice to NAVSTAR Users (NANU). The next GPS satellite, GPS IIF-10, is scheduled for launch on June 16, with GPS IIF-11 following three months later, on September 16. read more

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