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ESNC 2016 opens submissions for Galileo-enabled applications

April 4, 2016By
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The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again looking for outstanding ideas and business models. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of €1 million in more than 25 categories. The deadline for submissions is June 30. “In our modern, data-driven economy, satellite navigation... read more

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Leica offers new reference servers, receiver

April 1, 2016By
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Leica Geosystems released its new generation of reference servers and monitoring receiver, optimized with multi-frequency 555-channel capabilities to connect with current and all anticipated GNSS signals. The new Leica GR30 and GR50 reference servers and GM30 monitoring receiver are primed  for the constantly changing requirements of GNSS technology, according to the company. The first equipped with 555 channels, the new reference stations and... read more

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IGRSM to host 8th geospatial, remote sensing conference

April 1, 2016By

The 8th annual Institution of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing will be held April 13–14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, supporting organizer Science & Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE) announced in a news release. The conference, themed “Geospatial on the Go,” is aimed at disseminating knowledge and sharing expertise in geospatial sciences in... read more

FAA expands online UAV registration to commercial users

March 31, 2016By

Starting March 31, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration process to register their aircraft. The web-based process will significantly speed up registration for a variety of commercial, public use and other users. Registration for those users is $5, the... read more

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South Korea issues warning over suspected North Korean GPS disruption

March 31, 2016By
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South Korea issued a warning Thursday after detecting satellite signal disruptions that appeared to be coming from North Korea, according to the Korea Herald. The capital city of Seoul appeared to be the target. Officials said North Korea discharged a large amount of radio waves to jam GPS signals in the region. “We’ve detected signs that North Korea has been... read more

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Free report offered on UAVs in precision agriculture

March 31, 2016By
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Numerous factors will impact the economics and logistics of how farmers and growers will use drones in 2016 and beyond, according to a new report offered by the Commercial UAV Expo. In “Above the Field with UAVs in Precision Agriculture,” author Jeremiah Karpowicz examines factors such as: Potential impact of new FAA regulations Capabilities created or augmented with new sensor... read more

KVH delivers TACNAV systems for US Army’s new AMPV Fleet

March 31, 2016By
M113 Armored personnel carrier n Vietnam, 1966. (Photo: U.S. Army)

KVH Industries has begun shipping the first order of tactical navigation systems to BAE Systems for a prototype program designed to produce a new fleet of U.S. Army Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPVs). KVH’s TACNAV systems are designed to provide the vehicles with such critical elements as continuous heading and pointing data output and extremely accurate navigation regardless of GPS availability. Deliveries... read more

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China launches 22nd BeiDou satellite

March 30, 2016By
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China launched the 22nd BeiDou satellite into orbit on Tuesday. BeiDou-22 (or BeiDou-2 I6) was launched at 20:11 UTC (4:11 local time) by a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. China launched the 21st BeiDou satellite on Feb. 1, the second in a series of BeiDou launches schedule for 2016. The BeiDou constellation is planned to be completed in... read more

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