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DJI offers large drone Matrice 600 Pro

November 14, 2016By

DJI has updated the capabilities of its largest drone series by introducing the Matrice 600 Pro, which offers improved flight performance, a more powerful battery charging system and better loading capacity for industrial equipment, cinema cameras and other professional aerial applications. The M600 Pro’s A3 Pro flight controller comes with triple modular redundancy and diagnostic algorithms that compare sensor data from three... read more

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Harxon offers new waterproof helical GNSS antenna

November 11, 2016By

Harxon has released its next-generation triple-frequency Helix Antenna HX-CH7603A, which has excellent performance and high efficiency in a compact form factor, the company said. Harxon’s new-design helical antenna HX-CH7603A is capable of  GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2 and BDS B1/B2/B3. Though compact, it provides high peak gain (more than 3.5 dBi) and wide beam width to ensure the signal receiving performance of... read more

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Four Galileos now atop Ariane 5 launcher

November 11, 2016By

From the European Space Agency Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites are together on their dispenser atop the Ariane 5 launcher due to launch them next Thursday from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Having been attached to their dispenser as a combined upper composite, the four 715-kg satellites were transported to the final assembly building on Oct. 31. The next step... read more

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AT&T and NASA collaborate on drone traffic management system

November 10, 2016By

AT&T and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are researching traffic management solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The goal is an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) solution that supports safe and highly secure operation of drones in the national airspace. AT&T has been working with NASA and other companies to make UAS flight-path monitoring, flight planning, navigation,... read more

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Asteri Navigation launches X-series of wearable GNSS receivers

November 10, 2016By

Asteri Navigation will introduce a new line of rugged, compact and fully integrated GNSS receivers on Nov. 15 at the 2016 Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Nevada. Suitable for geospatial field data collection and inspection applications that require high accuracy positioning, the Asteri X-Series receivers are light enough to be mounted to external sensors or worn on the body or arm.... read more

New BeiDou Interface Control Document released

November 10, 2016By

Version 2.1 of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System Signal In Space Interface Control Document for the Open Service Signal has been released. The document was issued by the China Satellite Navigation Office. It defines the specification related to open service signals B1I and B2I between the space segment and the user segment of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. B2I will... read more

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Near Earth Autonomy secures NASA award to advance safe UAS flight

November 10, 2016By

Near Earth Autonomy, a specialist in autonomy solutions for unmanned aircraft, will support NASA’s mission to introduce unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace (NAS). The contract was awarded through the NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Under this award, Near Earth will develop and demonstrate technologies that enable safe unmanned aircraft operation in the case of unexpected contingency situations.... read more

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Trimble grade control available for precision guidance on Engcon excavators

November 9, 2016By

Trimble and Engcon announced at Trimble Dimensions that the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System can now be used with Engcon tiltrotator excavator attachments. Trimble machine control gives excavator operators using an Engcon tiltrotator precision guidance, which can result in time and fuel savings for contractors. “Working closely with Trimble, we have made high-precision guidance available for Engcon tiltrotator attachments,” said Fredrik... read more

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