TAG: Galileo

Galileo 9 and 10 now broadcasting navigation messages

February 2, 2016By
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Europe’s ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have started broadcasting working navigation messages. The two satellites were launched together on Sept. 11, 2015. read more

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Europe closes out first decade of satellite navigation

January 4, 2016By
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Ten years ago saw the launch of Europe’s very first navigation satellite. A decade of hard work later, more than a third of the Galileo constellation has followed it into orbit and a ground network sharpening the satnav system’s accuracy encompasses the globe. read more

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12 GNSS birds for December, and a document under the tree

December 23, 2015By

Just what every satnav engineer wanted for the holidays: a new Interface Control Document to unwrap under the tree. On Nov. 30, the European Commission (EC) published version 1.2 of the Galileo Open Service Signal In Space Interface Control Document (OS SIS ICD v1.2). The document provides the information for receiver and chipset manufacturers, application developers and service providers to... read more

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Expert Opinions: How many GNSS signals for a consumer-grade device?

December 23, 2015By
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Question: What is the optimum number of GNSS signals to include/process in a consumer-grade PNT device? A: A chip should support four signals, being GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou, but only process two of them — choice depending on region, geopolitical sensitivity, constellation availability — dropping to one to save power when satellite availability is good. Two constellations give enough satellites for accuracy and... read more

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Directions 2016: Galileo — strategic tool for European autonomy

December 18, 2015By
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The Galileo programme is currently in its deployment phase, which is due for completion in 2020. Following declaration of initial services in 2016, an exploitation phase will start and aim at delivering a fully operational system by the end of 2020. read more

Galileos in the zone for Thursday’s launch

December 15, 2015By
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News from the European Space Agency Galileos 11 and 12 are on the launch pad, attached to the top of their Soyuz rocket in readiness for this week’s launch. Europe’s next navigation satellites are due for launch at 11:51 GMT (12:51 CET, 08:51 local time) on Thursday, Dec. 17, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. On Dec. 10, the two satellites, already... read more

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Out in Front: GLAC issues BeiDou market projections

December 8, 2015By
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We have grown accustomed to seeing market projections for some GNSS, notably Galileo. European GNSS Agency economists have done a remarkable job analyzing and predicting the global market over the past five years. Business intelligence firms in the U.S. periodically report on the power of GPS driving, or participating in, significant portions of the U.S. economy. Figures from Russia are... read more

Galileo 11 and 12 mission to launch Dec. 17

December 8, 2015By

Galileo satellites 11 and 12 will be launched atop of the legendary Soyuz rocket on Dec. 17 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Ten years after the launch of GIOVE A, on Dec. 28, 2005, Galileo is now a reality. read more

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