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GPS III Update: First Satellite Ready for Testing

April 14, 2015By

Report from the 31st Space Symposium COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — I had the pleasure of having an early breakfast on this beautiful Colorado morning with Mark Stewart, VP and program manager at Lockheed Martin in Denver for the GPS III program. Mark was very upbeat, a normal state for him actually, and stated that GPS III SV1 was fully integrated — payload, bus... read more

Hemisphere GNSS Offers RTK-Capable Compass Antenna

April 14, 2015By
The Hemisphere GNSS V320 GNSS compass.

Hemisphere GNSS is offering a new RTK-enabled Vector V320 GNSS compass. The Vector V320 smart antenna supports multi-frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo (future firmware upgrade required) and BeiDou, and Hemisphere GNSS says it’s “the first of its kind.” Designed for the professional marine and marine survey markets, the Vector V320 is the a multi-frequency, multi-GNSS, all-in-one smart antenna capable of both RTK-level positioning... read more

Honeywell Tracking Passes Test for Galileo Search and Rescue

April 13, 2015By
One of the Honeywell Global Tracking ESA installations.

Honeywell’s Global Tracking solution has passed the final acceptance test for use on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo search and rescue program by demonstrating dramatically reduced emergency response times, Honeywell said. Honeywell Global Tracking, part of Honeywell’s Scanning and Mobility business, is working in partnership with the Aerospace & Defense division of Capgemini, the prime contractor for the Galileo... read more

Cobham Offers Aeroflex Tester for ADS-B

April 13, 2015By

Cobham AvComm, formerly the Aeroflex AvComm business unit, has introduced the ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME Test Set. Designed for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing and return-to-service test applications, the ATC-5000NG is the replacement product for the legacy SDX-2000 and the ATC-1400A/S-1403DL. The software defined radio architecture supports more transponder RTCA DO-181E test capability than the legacy products did and has new capability... read more

Rohde & Schwarz Used to Test ERA-GLONASS Systems

April 13, 2015By

The Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate in Russia is now using the R&S CMW500 to certify ERA-GLONASS systems in line with the TR CU 018/2011 technical guideline. The independent Russian test lab is currently the only test lab in Russia accredited to certify these systems. The R&S CMW500 is a wideband radio communication tester. Equipped with the R&S CMW-KA095 application software, the... read more

DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015By
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DARPA is looking for technology communities that can team to provide expertise and innovation for small sensors, expendable and small unmanned systems, and distributed communications and navigation technology. read more

New Galileo Pair Head to Working Orbit

April 10, 2015By
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Europe’s two newest Galileo satellites — launched March 27 — have carried out maneuvers to take them down to their working positions in orbit. Both satellites are performing well. Galileo 7 and 8 were launched into a circular 23,522 km altitude orbit about 300 km above their final orbit. Using their onboard thrusters, the two Galileo satellites have performed all their Launch and... read more

IRNSS-1D Reaches Orbital Slot

April 9, 2015By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The fourth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, launched on March 28, has arrived at its designated orbital slot. Based on data supplied by the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center, IRNSS-1D is in an inclined geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of 30.5 degrees and a nodal longitude of 111.7 degrees east, within the... read more