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European satnav competition open for submissions

April 10, 2017By
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The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — the largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation — is once again in search of outstanding ideas and business models for accelerating Galileo applications. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of more than €1 million in more than 20 categories. Submissions are due... read more

AUVSI XPONENTIAL co-located with civilian UAV workshop

April 10, 2017By
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A co-located event focused on unmanned aircraft will take place during AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, which will be held May 8-11 in Dallas. AUVSI, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, is joining with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to present the AIAA/AUVSI Third Workshop on Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The workshop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 5:30... read more

Tersus GNSS launches Precis-BX306 RTK board

April 10, 2017By
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Tersus GNSS Inc., a GNSS real-time kinematic (RTK) manufacturing company, has launched its new GNSS RTK board, the Precis-BX306. The launch of Precis-BX306 aims at facilitating the applications that need centimeter positioning accuracy and dynamic operation mode, enforcing effective observation data logging and management, and popularizing the adoption of high precision in aerial mapping and drone-related integration. Compared with previous Precis... read more

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Japan readies second Michibiki satellite for QZSS

April 10, 2017By
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The second satellite in the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is scheduled for launch in June. QZSS will be a satellite augmentation system for GPS in the region of Japan. The first Michibiki satellite was launched Sept. 11, 2010. Michibiki 2 will be launched aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 34 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., according to the Japan Aerospace... read more

Russia commissions GLONASS station in Nicaragua

April 7, 2017By
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On April 6, Russia commissioned a new GLONASS ground station in Managua, Nicaragua — its first in Central America. The station was created under a Jan. 26, 2012, agreement between the two countries to cooperate in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. GLONASS consists of 24 satellites orbiting at a medium height of 19140 km in three planes with inclination of... read more

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Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna increases access to GIS

April 7, 2017By
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Leica Geosystems has introduced the Leica Zeno GG04 smart antenna, enabling a flexible solution to improve mobile devices’ GNSS accuracy with real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP). Paired with the Zeno GG04, any Zeno or third-party mobile device with Android or Windows OS can now collect highly precise positioning data with Leica Geosystems’ GNSS technology and 555-channel tracking performance. With... read more

Trimble introduces compact GNSS sensor for system integrators

April 7, 2017By
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Trimble has introduced the ABX-Two OEM GNSS sensor, which delivers precise heading, pitch, roll and 3D positioning information. With two internal MB-Two modules, the ABX-Two offers a third antenna option that provides a drift-free, absolute attitude solution. The ABX-Two is designed for a wide variety of applications such as agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction and marine systems. The announcement was made at Ocean... read more

Galileo search-and-rescue service officially launched

April 6, 2017By
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The Galileo Search And Rescue (SAR) service, made possible by the Galileo satellite constellation, is now active. Galileo SAR is Europe’s contribution to the COSPAS-SARSAT network, a distress alert detection and information distribution system best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and hikers. By providing COSPAS-SARSAT with the coverage capacity of the Galileo constellation equipped... read more