System and Business News

The System: Two More Threes for Space

January 1, 2014By

A December 12 contract modification provided Air Force funding to Lockheed Martin to complete the fifth and sixth GPS III space vehicles (SV 05-06). Lockheeed originally received funding to procure long-lead parts for satellites five through eight (SV 05-08) in February 2013. read more

The Business — December 2013

December 1, 2013By

The Business section and the Product Showcase from the December 2013 issue (Download the PDF). Includes: NovAtel Launches CORRECT OEM Positioning; Applanix Airborne Mapping Products Given Trimble CenterPoint Service; Volvo, Mercedes-Benz Drive Roll out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars; Kinexon Named Galileo Master for Athlete Tracking Analysis; Altus Launches Juniper Archer 2; and more. read more

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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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