System and Business News

The Business — November 2013

November 1, 2013By

The Business section of the November 2013 issue of GPS World (Download the PDF). Focus on Timing Includes: Orolia to Supply Atomic Clocks for Galileo Satellites; Symmetricom Expands SyncWorld Program to Power Utilities; Product Showcase. Plus: NextNav and Broadcom Partner for Indoor Accuracy; Events. Also: Show reports from ION GNSS and Intergeo. read more

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The System: Autumn Falls Back

November 1, 2013By
Delta IV, the current GPS launch vehicle, awaits a date with space at Cape Canaveral.

Launch Delays Ground GPS IIF and Galileo FOC The scheduled October 23 launch of GPS IIF-5, the fifth in the current “follow-on” generation of GPS satellites, has been postponed in order to complete a review of an adjustment made to the rocket’s upper stage engine. A loss of thrust by a Delta IV rocket upper stage during a GPS launch last... read more

The System: Ground Control Readied for GPS III

October 1, 2013By
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Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX). Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more

The Business & Product Showcase — October 2013

October 1, 2013By

The Business section and the Product Showcase from the October 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: Spirent, Qascom Improve Spoofing Resilience; Loctronix Offers Software-Defined Radio Module; Dedicated GPS Devices to Reach $7B in 2018; AFIT, Locata Partner on GPS Tech; UNB Tech Heads to Space; TRIUMPH-LS Receiver Features 864 Channels; Racelogic Launches LabSat3; Rockwell Awarded SDR Contract; Raytheon UK Receives... read more

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Europe Tests Galileo Public Regulated Service

September 30, 2013By
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European Union member states began their independent testing of the Public Regulated Service (PRS) broadcast by the four Galileo navigation satellites in orbit. Transmitted on two frequency bands with enhanced protection, PRS offers a highly accurate positioning and timing service, with access strictly restricted to authorized users, such as government defense, security, and emergency services. PRS access was initially considered... read more

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Ground Control Readied for GPS III

September 30, 2013By

Raytheon Company reached several milestones recently in its development of the GPS Next -Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX).  Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) — a full-sized, functional satellite prototype currently residing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with OCX during pre-flight tests. GNST proved that it could connect with... read more

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The Business — September 2013

September 1, 2013By

The Business section from the September 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: JAVAD EMS Brings High-Tech Manufacturing Back Home; Trimble Launches Two New Positioning Products; IFEN, WORK Microwave Offer BeiDou-2 Support; Septentrio’s GNSS Heading Receiver Integrates with Tethered Aerostat; Chronos Releases Handheld GPS Jamming Detector; TerraStar Establishes Base at GRACE Facility; Briefs; Events. read more

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