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Update: Galileo Launch Rescheduled for Friday

August 21, 2014By

UPDATE: The next launch attempt for Soyuz VS09 with Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites is Friday, August 22, at 12:27 GMT, 14:27 CEST. Arianespace had decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, because of unfavorable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre. Follow the launch live. Streaming starts at 12:07 UTC/14:07 CEST. The launch was... read more

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ESA Discusses Galileo Satellite Power Loss, Upcoming Launch

August 20, 2014By

During the European Space Agency (ESA) audio press conference held Wednesday morning in advance of Thursday’s launch of two Galileo satellites, there was extended discussion on the problem with the fourth in-orbit validation or IOV satellite (FM4 or GSAT0104 with PRN code E20). The satellite suffered a power anomaly on May 27 as previously reported by GPS World. The root... read more

Galileo Satellites Encapsulated for Launch

August 19, 2014By
The medium-lift workhorse has been raised into a vertical orientation as the mobile gantry – which provides protection during the “upper composite’s” integration – is moved into position.

UPDATE: Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites. This is due to unfavorable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre. Another launch date will be decided depending on the evolution of the weather conditions in Kourou. Europe’s latest Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the... read more

JAVAD GNSS Introduces TRIUMPH-F1 UAV with Video

August 18, 2014By
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JAVAD GNSS is introducing its new unmanned aerial vehicle with the dramatic flourish of a video showing the UAV in flight, accompanied by the “Also Sprach Zarathustra” theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The TRIUMPH-F1 unmanned aerial vehicle is based on the JAVAD GNSS TRIUMPH-1. TRIUMPH-1 is the company’s field-tested high-precision geodetic GNSS receiver with 864 channels to track all current... read more

Transportation Department to Hold GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Workshop

August 15, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a “GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Workshop” on September 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Registration for the workshop is required, and closes September 4. The general public can either attend in person or via WebEx. The workshop is being held to discuss implementation of a GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment. Discussion... read more

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Galileo Open Service ICD Released, Comments Sought

August 14, 2014By

A new draft version of the Galileo Open Service Signal in Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD), issue 1, revision 2, was published by the European Commission (EC) on June 30, and is available for download. The European Commission has launched an open public consultation process in order to improve and consolidate the current draft document and to ensure that any further... read more

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CSR, Maestro Offer High-Performance GNSS Module

August 14, 2014By
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Hong Kong-based Maestro Wireless Solutions, a manufacturer of location receivers, and CSR plc, a global provider of silicon and software solutions for location-aware applications, announce the immediate availability of the A5100-A, a next-generation SiRFstarV GNSS positioning module that combines high-performance GPS and GLONASS receiver technology in a small 10 x 15 mm package. The A5100-A is designed for a wide range of applications including wearable... read more

Two More Galileo Satellites Scheduled for August 21 Launch

August 14, 2014By
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UDPATE: Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch of Soyuz flight VS09 carrying Europe’s fifth and sixth Galileo satellites, because of unfavorable weather conditions over the Guiana Space Centre. Another launch date will be decided depending on the evolution of the weather conditions in Kourou. The next satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system will be launched on August 21,... read more