TAG: Galileo

System of Systems: New BeiDou TMBOC Signal Tracked

November 11, 2015By

New BeiDou TMBOC Signal Tracked Similar Structure to Future GPS L1C China’s new third-generation BeiDou satellites are broadcasting some new signals in space. The newest signal, which just began broadcasting from a satellite launched on Sept. 30, is similar to the future GPS L1C signal with time-division BOC(1,1) and BOC(6,1) signals. Such a type of modulation is called time-multiplexed binary... read more

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NovAtel to Develop WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver for FAA

October 27, 2015By
NovAtel's WAAS G-III—Galileo Reference Receiver.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NovAtel have exercised a bilateral option to produce a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) G-III—Galileo prototype receiver. Maintaining core NovAtel WAAS G-III functionality for GPS and SBAS signal processing, the new receiver will operate in the WAAS reference station test environment to facilitate research on multiple GNSS constellation utilization. The prototype receiver will also... read more

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Newest GNSS Satellites Being Tracked

October 12, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Galileo has added two satellites to its constellation. Shortly after the Galileo satellite using the E24 PRN code started transmitting, its sibling began transmitting using code E30. Several stations participating in the International GNSS Service Multi-GNSS Experiment are tracking the new satellites. Prof. René Warnant from the University of Liege has reported that as of 10 October,... read more

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Galileo Space-Borne, Industry Land-Bound

September 30, 2015By

Galileo’s latest pair of full operational capability (FOC) satellites now orbit proudly in space, “performing beautifully.” The first two FOC birds may soon shift their focus from navigation to gravity experiments instead. Meanwhile, as the European Space Agency tries to fly, European industry seeks firmly grounded support in the form of an industrial policy and economic stimuli, expressing concern that the current situation... read more

Galileo: Are We There Yet?

September 28, 2015By
Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites being fueled by technicians in protective SCAPE suits within the Guiana Space Centre’s 3SB preparation building on Aug. 24. This left them ready to be attached to their launcher upper stage in preparation for launch. (Photo:ESA)

It has been a good late summer for the European Galileo programme. The latest launch on the night of 10 and 11 September has got the number of orbiting satellites in the EU’s GNSS constellation into double figures at last, and one-third of the way towards the ultimate target of 30. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) press releases around the... read more

ComNav Highlights M300 Pro GNSS Receiver, New OEM Boards

September 23, 2015By

Andy Yin, international sales director at ComNav Technology Ltd., talks about the company’s M300 Pro and new OEM boards at INTERGEO 2015, which was held Sept. 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany. The M300 Pro GNSS reference station receiver integrates ComNav’s new-generation OEM board and includes web service and remote control features. The first OEM board, which can support all GNSS constellations... read more

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Galileo Launch Maintains 2015 Record Pace for Arianespace

September 11, 2015By
Soyuz launches Galileo 9 and 10 into orbit on Sept.10. (Credit: Arianespace)

Arianespace’s 12th Soyuz flight from the Spaceport in French Guiana orbited two more spacecraft for Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system on Sept. 10. 2015 is an important year for Arianespace at the service of European institutions, with 11 payloads to be orbited utilizing the company’s family of Soyuz, the heavy-lift Ariane 5 and lightweight Vega, Arianespace Chairman and CEO Stéphane Israël... read more

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GSA Launches Funding for Galileo Chipsets, Receivers

September 9, 2015By

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new research and development funding mechanism supporting development of Galileo chipsets and receivers, intended to enable the adoption of Galileo and EGNOS-powered services across all market segments. The Fundamental Elements programme supports activities that will be carried out from 2015-2020 with a projected budget of EUR 100 million. Fundamental Elements is part of an... read more

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