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Navcom StarFire – Precise Point Positioning (PPP)

NavCom’s StarFire Network is a global satellite-based augmentation system (GSBAS) that provides five centimeter positioning accuracy on a worldwide basis. read more

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Welcome to AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 5, 2015By

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI’s) Unmanned Systems 2015 show, held May 4-7 in Atlanta, convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. read more

Delta IV GPS IIF-9 Launch Highlights

April 2, 2015By

The U.S. Air Force’s ninth GPS Block IIF satellite (GPS IIF-9) launched on March 25 aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket, which has been the workhorse of the GPS fleet for successful launches. ULA provided this video showing highlights of the launch. read more

Salvage in Space: Galileo Satellites Recovered

March 27, 2015By

In August 2014, they were considered lost: Two Galileo satellites ended in the wrong orbit after their launch by a Soyuz from Kourou, French Guiana. Now the two satellites have been recovered and should be able to fulfill, at least partially, their mission, according to the ESA (the European Space Agency) — a situation made possible by the extended Galileo team, ESA... read more

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Galileo at Your Service

March 19, 2015By

On the eve of the Galileo 7 and 8 launch, the European Space Agency has created a short video to explain the value of the satellite constellation to its citizens. With the Galileo System, Europe will provide a full range of services and applications across many different areas for Europe and beyond. read more

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Counting Down to Galileo

March 17, 2015By

Galileo 7 and 8 launch on March 27. The Galileo satellite navigation system remains on track after successful in-orbit validation and the salvage for navigational testing of two satellites launched into an incorrect orbit. The mini-constellation of satellites in orbit plus their associated ground segment has allowed in-depth testing of the overall Galileo system, and the performance was good. Now... read more

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Galileo Boosters Prepped for March 27 Launch

March 11, 2015By

Two more full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites are scheduled for launch March 27. This video shows the four first-stage boosters of the Soyuz launcher being assembled in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Assembly takes place on a horizontal basis, in the Russian manner. The video shows four thrusters assembled around the main body. After takeoff, the engines burn for... read more

what3words Uses 3 Words as Coordinates to Identify Location

March 5, 2015By

what3words explains its coordinates system based on words while at the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference, held Feb. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. what3words splits Earth’s surface into 57 trillion 3-meter by 3-meter squares, and gives each square a unique combination of three words — replicated in eight languages — that identifies the area. read more

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