TAG: JPL

Surrey Satellite GPS receiver to navigate NASA OCO-3 mission

February 9, 2017By

Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC has delivered an SGR-20 space GPS receiver to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to be integrated as part of the pointing control system for NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory—3 (OCO-3) mission. OCO-3 will collect spaced-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide and solar-induced fluorescence. Once launched, OCO-3 will be installed and operated on the International Space Station (ISS)... read more

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Septentrio to supply GNSS reference stations, timing receivers to JPL

September 14, 2016By

Septentrio has received a contract to supply 35 high-precision GNSS receivers to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for use in the NASA Global GNSS network (GGN). The NASA GGN is one of the world’s largest global GNSS tracking networks with nearly a hundred reference receivers deployed worldwide and is a participant in the International GNSS Service (IGS). The GGN is... read more

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GPS scientist Michael Watkins named next JPL director

May 3, 2016By

Michael M. Watkins has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced. Watkins is the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and director of the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at Austin. Watkins has written for GPS World about the GRACE project, which uses GPS and a microwave ranging system... read more

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GPS Data Show How Nepal Quake Disturbed Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

May 2, 2015By

The April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal created waves of energy that penetrated into Earth’s upper atmosphere in the vicinity of Nepal, disturbing the distribution of electrons in the ionosphere. These disturbances were monitored using GPS signals received by a science-quality GPS receiver in Tibet, a neighboring region to Nepal. The data show that after the initial earthquake rupture (indicated... read more