TAG: Galileo

Elliptically orbiting Galileo satellites to start broadcasting navigation messages

August 2, 2016By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. According to two Notice Advisories to Galileo Users (NAGUs), the two Galileo satellites launched into elliptical orbits in August 2014, GSAT0201 using PRN code E18 and GSAT0202 using PRN code E14, will start transmitting navigation messages for test purposes this Friday, Aug. 5. The Signal Health Status (SHS) flags will be set to “Test” and... read more

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Jackson Labs releases Galileo-enabled oscillators

July 27, 2016By
Jackson Labs' low-phase noise Rubidium GNSDO.

Jackson Labs Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of GNSS, timing and frequency equipment, is releasing several new products with full support for the new and emerging Galileo satellite navigation system, as well as a free software retrofit to existing products that adds Galileo functionality. The European Galileo satellite navigation system has now become a reality with recent launches and commissioning... read more

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NDGPS loses interior, keeps coast

July 25, 2016By and

Heartland Corrections Services Now Commercial or WAAS-only The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers have reduced the number of Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites that will be decommissioned. The course correction keeps a coastal and Mississippi River network of stations largely intact, while discontinuing inland services. Last year at this time, the agencies... read more

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GNSS Constellation Update

July 15, 2016By

Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Speaker: Eric Gakstatter, contributing editor for survey and GIS Summary: This month, a new GPS satellite was launched, India launched a new SBAS satellite, and two Galileo satellites are scheduled to launch. Last month, China launched two more BeiDou satellites. There’s a lot of activity of the satellite navigation industry. In the webinar, I... read more

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Air Force jam-proof test range ready; Galileo teendom

July 7, 2016By
Locatalite transceiver installation in the White Sands Missile Range Ultra High-Accuracy Reference System, provided by the U.S. Air Force for testing equipment under conditions of GPS jamming.

Provides high-accuracy PNT even when GNSS jammed A critical capability to predict for GNSS chips and receivers —and for devices using alternative or back-up PNT technologies — is how they will actually perform without GPS. Filling this need, the U.S. Air Force 746th Test Squadron has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for its new truth reference, the Ultra High-Accuracy Reference... read more

What the ‘Brexit’ vote means for EU space programmes, Galileo

June 29, 2016By
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A Kingdom Divided: Whither EU Space Programmes? Good grief, it has been a wild week or two. I was hoping that I wouldn’t need to talk about the incredible, excruciating UK referendum on European Union membership, but as the result has gone to the “leave” campaign, I feel obliged to pick over the wreckage. What does a UK exit from... read more

Galileo program governance: New chair of GSA Administrative Board named

June 29, 2016By
Jean-Yves Le Gall (Photo: Liberation)

Meeting on Thursday, June 23, at its headquarters in Prague, the Administrative Board of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) elected its new chair: Jean-Yves Le Gall, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES, the French space agency) president and France’s interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes. Le Gall succeeds Sabine Dannelke, German federal minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructures.... read more

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Four-satellite Galileo Ariane 5 dispenser in place

June 14, 2016By
A four-satellite dispenser for Galileo's Ariane 5 is shown during shaker testing at Airbus Defence and Space near Bordeaux, France. The dispenser has had four Galileo engineering models attached to it for test purposes.
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News from the European Space Agency (ESA) Following rigorous testing in France and Germany, a new type of dispenser designed to carry four navigation satellites into orbit at once is now in French Guiana, in place for Galileo’s first Ariane 5 launch later this year. The dispenser is an essential element of launch success, with a double role to play.... read more