TAG: Galileo

Both New Galileo Satellites Now Transmitting

May 21, 2015By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. UPDATE (5/26/2-15): Researchers at Université de Liège and at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt or DLR) report that the second of the two Galileo satellites launched on March 27 began transmitting standard L-band signals on May 25. The first E1 and E5 signals from GSAT0203, also known as FOC-FM3 and Galileo... read more

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International Galileo Colloquium Issues Second Call for Papers

May 18, 2015By

The fifth International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme will be held in Braunschweig, Germany, Oct. 27–29. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts using the online abstract submission form on the symposium website. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from May 15 to May 21. Since 2007, the worldwide scientific community has met... read more

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The System: All Systems Go, with a Spring into Space

May 1, 2015By

Planet Earth gained five new navigation satellites in late March, for four satellite systems. GPS. The U.S. Air Force’s ninth GPS Block IIF satellite (GPS IIF-9) launched on March 25 from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The IIF-9 rode aboard a Delta IV rocket, the workhorse of the GPS fleet for successful launches. The satellite was declared operational on April 21. “Many... read more

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Out in Front: Good News for Modern Nav

May 1, 2015By

This year’s European Navigation Conference in Bordeaux, France, got underway with “Good news from up there .…” Galileo’s seventh and eighth satellites launched successfully in late March, the European Space Agency (ESA) plans four more satellites to reach orbit in 2015, and space maneuvers for Galileo 5 and 6 have been completed, with a recovery plan currently under study. ESA... read more

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Fifth Galileo Colloquium Planned for October

April 15, 2015By
Galileo satellite signals. (Image credit: ESA)

The fifth International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme will be held in Braunschweig, Germany, Oct. 27–29. Since 2007, the worldwide scientific community has met every two years to discuss the scientific possibilities of Galileo and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). This colloquium will bring together members of the European scientific community and their international... read more

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Honeywell Tracking Passes Test for Galileo Search and Rescue

April 13, 2015By
One of the Honeywell Global Tracking ESA installations.

Honeywell’s Global Tracking solution has passed the final acceptance test for use on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo search and rescue program by demonstrating dramatically reduced emergency response times, Honeywell said. Honeywell Global Tracking, part of Honeywell’s Scanning and Mobility business, is working in partnership with the Aerospace & Defense division of Capgemini, the prime contractor for the Galileo... read more

Galileo E1, E5a Performance for Multi-Frequency, Multi-Constellation GBAS

April 1, 2015By
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Analysis of new Galileo signals at an GBAS compares noise and multipath in their performance to GPS L1 and L5. Even after smoothing, Galileo signals perform somewhat better than GPS and are less sensitive to the smoothing time constant. read more

The System: Celebrating 20 Years of GPS

April 1, 2015By
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April marks the 20th anniversary of GPS FOC. U.S. Air Force Space Command declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) for the GPS constellation April 27, 1995, signifying the system met all requirements with 24 operational Block II/IIA satellites in their assigned orbital slots and providing both the military Precise Positioning Service (PPS) performance standard and the civil Standard Positioning Service (SPS)... read more