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GPS World - February 14, 2012
Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 billion in US dollars) on its GLONASS satellite navigation system in 2012-2020, according to a report in Ria Novosti...
 
 
Inside GNSS - February 13, 2012
Although it was billed as the strongest for the past eight years and coincided nicely with the American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in New Oreans, this week’s solar storm apparently had a limited effect on GPS receivers and users...
 
GPS World - January 31, 2012
The Czech government signed an agrement January 27 with the European GNSS Agency (GSA) for Prague to host the headquarters of the Galileo system. The signing took place during the Galileo Application Congress Prague 2012...
 
Inside GNSS - January 31, 2012
In the U.S. Air Force's  effort to bring GPS SVN-49 back on-line, the satellite will resume transmitting an L-band signal next week to continue exploring options for its regular operation. However, the signal will not be considered usable or "healthy" nor included in the broadcast almanac...
 
 
GPS World - January 16, 2012
On Monday, 16 January, at about 02:18 UTC, the second of the two Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites, FM2 (Flight Model 2) also known as GSAT0102, started transmitting navigation signals on the L1/E1 frequency using the E12 ranging code...
 
GPS World - January 10, 2012
According to the GLONASS Information-Analytical Centre, proposals made at a December 27, 2011 meeting on the status and future of the satellite constellation included one to expand the GLONASS constellation to 30 satellites using six orbital planes...
 
GPS World - January 3, 2012
Europe's first Galileo satellite appears to be functioning as expected, transmitting test signals received by the European Space Agency's ground station in Redu, Belgium, across the whole of its assigned radio spectrum...
 
GPS World - December 27, 2011
A press conference on the Beidou/Compass navigation system was held at the State Council Information Office in Beijing December 27 to announce the official start of operational positioning, navigation and timing services to China and surrounding areas and the public release of a "beta" or test version of the Beidou/Compass Interface Control Document...
 
GPS World - December 20, 2011
Click on the link to view updates to GNSS constellation statuses, courtesy of the CANSPACE Listserv.
 
GPS World - December 14, 2011
The Galileo PFM IOV satellite (GSAT0101) began transmitting E5 signals early on December 14. It had already started airing E1 signals on December 10. Several COoperative Network for GIOVE Observation (CONGO) stations, including one at the University of New Brunswick, are now tracking both the E1 and E5 signals...
 
GPS World - December 12, 2011
Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has launched the Luch-5A geostationary relay satellite. The satellite was propelled into space on a Proton-M rocket with a Breeze-M upper stage from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sunday, December 11 at 11:17 UTC...
 
Inside GNSS - December 12, 2011
Today (December 12, 2011), the two Galileo IOV satellites launched October 21 began transmitting their payload signals. Researchers at several European organizations have reported initial acquisition and tracking results of the E1 signals...
 
GPS World - December 8, 2011
For the first time in more than 15 years, GLONASS is fully operational, with 24 satellites in their designated orbital slots, set healthy, and providing world coverage...
 
Inside GNSS - December 2, 2011
China launched its 10th Compass/BeiDou-2 GNSS satellite this morning (December 2, 2011). This is the third compass satellite launched this year and the fifth placed into an inclined geosynchronous orbit...
 
GPS World - December 1, 2011
On November 30, the GLONASS-K1 satellite, GLONASS 701(K), which had been using broadcast almanac slot 3 and transmitting on frequency channel-5 while undergoing flight tests, ceased transmissions...
 
GPS World - November 28, 2011
Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, has announced the successful launch this morning of a single GLONASS-M satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome using a Soyuz-2.1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage...
 
GPS World - November 7, 2011
The Satellite System Mission Control Center of the Ministry of Defence, together with the ISS-Reshetnev Information Computation Center, has held the first communication session with the three GLONASS satellites launched November 4th...
 
Inside GNSS - November 4, 2011
Europe's first two Galileo satellites have reached their final operating orbits, opening the way for activating and testing their navigation payloads...
 
GPS World - November 3, 2011
After a one-day delay, Roscosmos has launched a rocket carrying three GLONASS-M satellites, reports the Ria Novosti news agency...
 
Inside GNSS - November 1, 2011
Preparations to bring the first operational Galileo satellites on-line are continuing apace. The Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) will end tomorrow (November 2, 2011) for the In-Orbit Validation (IOV) spacecraft...
 
GPS World - October 31, 2011
The first GLONASS-K satellite, officially called GLONASS 701 (also referred to as GLONASS 701K and, by IGS, GLONASS 801 because there was an earlier GLONASS-M satellite numbered 701), has begun transmitting L1 and L2 signals again as of this morning...
 
GPS World - October 21, 2011
The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission...
 
GPS World - October 18, 2011
The first Soyuz to take off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana was moved to the launch pad October 14. The rocket that will carry the first two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit is on track for liftoff on October 20...
 
GPS World - October 17, 2011 - By: Richard B. Langley
The second GPS Block IIF satellite, SVN63/PRN01, was finally set healthy on October 14, and a corresponding Notice Advisory to Navstar Users (NANU) has been issued...
 
Inside GNSS - October 14, 2011
Launch of two Galileo in-orbit validation (IOV) satellites next week will bring Europe's long-awaited (and much delayed) GNSS program into a new phase...
 
GPS World - October 5, 2011
The first two Galileo navigation satellites are both now fueled and checked for their launch by Soyuz from French Guiana on October 20...
 
GPS World - October 3, 2011
Russian news agency RIA Novosti has reported a successful launch on Sunday of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket from Plestsk carrying a single GLONASS-M satellite into orbit...
 
GPS World - September 9, 2011
The first Galileo navigation satellite has arrived in Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, ready to begin preparations for launch on October 20 reports the European Space Agency (ESA)...
 
Inside GNSS - August 22, 2011
Command and control of the second Block IIF satellite has been turned over to the 50th Space Wing's 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOP) at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, today (August 22, 2011)...
 
GPS World - July 26, 2011
The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is reporting the successful launch of another satellite in the Beidou/Compass navigation system...
 
Inside GNSS - July 16, 2011
Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 GPS Block IIF satellites it is building for the U.S. Air Force...
 
GPS World - July 13, 2011
The Delta 4 rocket launch carrying the next Global Positioning System satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral has been delayed by 24 hours...
 
Inside GNSS - July 7, 2011
The second GPS Block IIF satellite is scheduled to launch July 14 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida...
 
GPS World - June 22, 2011
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced that two Soyuz launchers which will fly the first four satellites of Europe's Galileo navigation system into orbit have arrived at Kourou harbour in French Guiana...
 
GPS World - June 15, 2011
Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado - The 50th Space Wing successfully completed a two phase Global Positioning System constellation expansion, known as "Expandable 24" or 24+3, on June 15...
 
GPS World - May 25, 2011
India's advanced communication satellite, GSAT-8 - launched May 21 - has reached geosynchronous orbit with an orbital period of 23 hours 45 minutes...
 
GPS World - May 24, 2011
The European Commission predicted the first two operational satellites of the European Union's Galileo global navigation satellite system will launch into space on October 20 of this year...
 
GPS World - May 21, 2011
The Indian Space Research Organization announced that the GSAT-8 satellite, carrying a GAGAN SBAS payload, was successfully launched at 02:08 hrs IST today...
 
Inside GNSS - April 13, 2011
India's GPS-Aided and GEO-Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) spacecraft will be carried into orbit on an Ariane-5 launcher from the European Space Agency (ESA) spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana...
 
GPS World - April 3, 2011
The ESA announced the Soyuz site at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is now ready for its first launch. ESA yesterday handed over the complex to Arianespace, marking a major step towards this year's inaugural flight...
 
Inside GNSS - February 26, 2011
The first new-generation satellite GLONASS-K of the GLONASS navigation system has reached its targeted orbit, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced today...
 
Inside GNSS - February 25, 2011
Launch of the first GLONASS-K satellite, scheduled to take place this morning (6:15 a.m., Moscow time, February 24), has been postponed for 24 hours, according to the Russian state news agency, RIA Novosti...
 
GPS World - February 23, 2011
The seventh GPS Block IIR (GPS IIR-7/SVN-54) satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, has reached 10 years of successful on-orbit operations, and continues to deliver critical position, navigation and timing (PNT) signals to nearly one billion GPS users worldwide...
 
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - February 18, 2011
C-Nav, the premier supplier of international GNSS Precise Point Positioning service, will provide the GNSS positioning system for Osiris Projects latest new-build vessel, the S/V Bibby Tethra...
 
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - February 17, 2011
C-Nav, the premier supplier of international GNSS Precise Point Positioning services, has announced the latest advances to its C-Nav3050 GNSS receiver...
 
GPS World - January 27, 2011, By: Richard B. Langley
GLONASS now has 22 healthy satellites in operation. According to Notice Advisory to GLONASS Users (NAGU) 004-110127, GLONASS 714 rejoined the active satellite constellation on 27 January at 05:30 UTC...
 
Inside GNSS - January 25, 2011
By next June, the United States GPS constellation will attain the most optimal geometry in its nearly 33-year history. Over time, that means a more robust signal, more accuracy and more reliability...
 
GPS World - January 21, 2011
Galileo's first satellite is undergoing testing at ESA's technical center in the Netherlands, checking its readiness to be launched into orbit. This marks a significant step for Europe's Galileo satnav constellation...
 
Inside GNSS - January 18, 2011
After technical and political setbacks, Russia gets ready to launch its first CDMA-equipped satellite in February. Russia's GNSS program started off the year recovering from a series of setbacks...
 
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
January 17, 2011
C-Nav, the premier supplier of international GNSS Precise Point Positioning services, has installed its latest GNSS systems on the Polarcus Samur...
 
Inside GNSS - January 16, 2011
Carlo des Dorides has been named as the new executive director of the European GNSS Agency (formerly the Galileo Supervisory Authority or GAS); according to Czech newspaper reports...
 
GPS World - January 11, 2011
Gen. William L. Shelton became the 15th commander of Air Force Space Command in a change-of-command ceremony at Peterson Air Force base January 5th...
 
GPS World - January 11, 2011
According to a report in the Japanese business daily Nikkei, researchers in Japan conducted a test that yielded continuous 3-centimeter positioning accuracy for a car driving at 20 kilometers per hour (approx. 12 miles per hour)...
 
GPS World - January 11, 2011
According to the Spaceflight Now website, the GPS IIF-2 satellite will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jun 23...
 
GPS World - January 10, 2011
As part of a larger on-going effort by the Air Force to improve and maintain the current GPS ground system, Air Force Space Command completed another sustainment software release for the GPS operational control segment ground system...
 
GPS World - January 6, 2011
The FAA reported that the satellite operator, Intelsat, determined that static electricity charge caused the initial failure that sent Galaxy 15 (WAAS PRN 135) drifting uncontrolled for more than nine months...
 
Inside GNSS - December 31, 2010
Yes, it’s that time — when we try to anticipate what 2011 holds for GNSS by analyzing (or just trying to remember) the highlights of the past 12 months in our global navigation satellite system industry... 
 
Inside GNSS - December 30, 2010
Europe’s Galileo space-based navigation system still awaits launch of its first in-orbit validation (IOV) satellites — now set for August 2011 — but the program is rolling out a steady stream of announcements of milestones reached... 
 
Inside GNSS - December 29, 2010
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired two space officials and reprimanded the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, in connection with the loss of three GLONASS satellites earlier this month... 
 
Inside GNSS - December 28, 2010
The GPS Directorate completed its second Annual GPS Enterprise Review (AGER) on December 17, concluding that the program has achieved major milestones in developing and deploying modernized GPS capabilities...
 
GPS World - December 23, 2010
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has issued a press release on behalf of several government organizations announcing that all functions and performance on the Michibiki satellite were verified to be normal, and that the operation of Michibiki was advanced to regular mode on December 13...
 
GPS World - December 23, 2010
The launch of the GLONASS-K1 satellite from Plesetsk has been put off until sometime in the first quarter of 2011. A single GLONASS-M satellite is to be launched in March using a Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat rocket from Plesetsk. A trio of GLONASS-M satellites (Block 44) is to be launched in June 2011...
 
GPS World - December 20, 2010
Fleetly following an October 31 launch of the first inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellite in its Compass/Beidou-2 constellation, China thrust a second IGSO vehicle into orbit on December 17...
 
GPS World - December 20, 2010
Surplus fuel loaded in error onboard the launch rocket caused loss of three new GLONASS satellites on December 5. The mishap burdened the DM-3 booster rocket with an excess of 1.5 to 2 tons of fuel, causing it to deviate from its course after blast-off and dive into the Pacific Ocean instead of reaching orbit altitude...
 
GPS World - December 17, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration announced that the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Intelsat CRW geostationary (GEO) satellite PRN 135 has ceased broadcasting the WAAS signal as of December 16, 2010...
 
Inside GNSS - December 17, 2010
China successfully launched the seventh BeiDou-2 satellite — the second inclined geostationary orbit (IGSO) — today (4 a.m., December 18 local time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
 
Inside GNSS - December 17, 2010
The recent loss of three GLONASS-M satellites in space resulted from a series of mistakes made by the Russian Energia rocket corporation, the head of the Russian state commission probing the incident said today (December 17), according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti... 
 
Inside GNSS - December 16, 2010
China is preparing for launch of another satellite in its Compass/BeiDou-2 GNSS system in the "coming days," according to an unnamed spokesperson at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province...
 
GPS World - December 10, 2010
The Russian new agency Ria Novosti reports that surplus fuel loaded in error onboard the launch rocket caused the failure and loss of three new GLONASS satellites...

Inside GNSS - December 6, 2010
A Proton rocket carrying three modernized GLONASS (GLONASS-M) satellites failed to reach orbit following its launch Sunday (December 5, 2010) falling into the Pacific Ocean...
 
GPS World - December 2, 2010
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron is scheduled to release the next software upgrade for the GPS ground system in early December 2010...
 
U.S. Air Force Space Command - November 29, 2010
The Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation is the most robust and capable system in the history of space. Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 23 is a testament to how the Air Force continues to meet and exceed its operational requirements with GPS...
 
GPS World - November 29, 2010
The orbital location of the Beidou 1A satellite has been changed. On or about October 27, as indicated by NORAD tracking data, the satellite underwent a significant delta-V, raising its orbit by about 200 kilometers...
 
GPS World - November 12, 2010
According to NORAD tracking, the Beidou/Compass G4 satellite launched on October 31 achieved geostationary orbit by November 6...
 
GPS World - November 12, 2010
ISS-Reshetnev, the manufacturer of GLONASS satellites, and Roscosmos have issued the following statement: "During inspections of the spacecraft GLONASS-M No. 39, held after the delivery to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, a fault has been identified...
 
GPS World - November 10, 2010
The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS III) has completed the program's first contract deliverable ahead of schedule, by shipping the GPS III Bus Real Time Simulator (BRTS) from its Newtown, Pennsylvania, facility...
 
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - November 9, 2010
The U.S. Air Force will inactivate its GPS Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base on Wednesday (November 10) and replace it with the Global Positioning Systems Directorate...
 
GPS World - November 8, 2010
Roscosmos has announced that the next GLONASS launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome will occur on December 5 at 13:25 Moscow Time (UTC + 3 hours)...
 
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - November 8, 2010
With activation of three modernized GLONASS (GLONASS-M) satellites launched September 2 and plans to put four more space vehicles (SVs) into orbit before the end of this year, the Russian GNSS system will have more than enough spacecraft for an FOC declaration in the not-too-distant future...
 
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - November 2, 2010
Experts at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are analyzing signals from Japan's first quazi-zenith satellite, Michibiki, which began transmissions (including the first transmission from space of the new civil signal, L1C) on October 26, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...
 
China Launches Another Compass/Beidou-2 GEO Satellite
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - October 31, 2010
China has launched its fourth Compass/Beidou-2 satellite this year, shortly after midnight today (November 1, 2010, local time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province...

GPS World - October 26, 2010
The European Space Agency (ESA) abruptly withdrew six — or possibly more — technical presentations on new Galileo developments from the European Navigation Conference (ENC) without immediate explanation...

Raytheon Completes GPS OCX Integrated Baseline Review
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - September 30, 2010
The U.S. Air Force and the Raytheon Company team developing the GPS Advanced Control Segment (OCX) has successfully completed an integrated baseline review (IBR) for the next generation system...

Gibbons Media and Research LLC - September 30, 2010
Recent Action by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has advanced a Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Defense spending bill (S.3800) that essentially accepts the GPS elements of President Obama's budget proposal...
 
GPS World - September 27, 2010
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has controlled the orbit of the first quasi-zenith satellite system (QZSS) satellite, Michibiki. JAXA inserted Michibiki into the quasi-zenith orbit from the drift orbit starting on September 21, 2010...
 
GPS World - September 22, 2010
At the Civil GPS Interface Committee meeting in Portland, Oregon, on Monday, Sergey Revnivykh, Deputy Director General of Roscosmos's Central Research Institute of Machine Building reported on the status and future of GLONASS...
 
GPS World - September 13, 2010
Launch of the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) satellite, dubbed Michibiki, took place Saturday, September 11 at 11:17:00 UTC from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan...
 
GPS World - September 2, 2010
Today's GLONASS launch was successful, according to reports from the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos. Launch occurred at 00:53:50 UTC, and the three satellites were released from the DM-2 upper stage...
 
Gibbons Media & Research LLC - August 27, 2010
The U.S. Air Force declared the first GPS Block IIF satellite (SVN62) operational today (August 27, 2010), changing the spacecraft's navigation signal status to healthy at about 10:10 a.m. (EDT or 4:10 a.m. UTC)...
 
United States and European Union Announce Collaboration on the Use of GNSS
US Department of State - July 31, 2010
Consultations under this agreement discuss matters regarding bilateral cooperation in the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). ...

Underwater mapping of GT Bay continues
Northwestern Michigan College - July 2010
Continuing research begun last summer, Northwestern Michigan College’s Water Studies Institute is spending a month mapping the bottom of Grand Traverse ...

Lockheed completes requirements milestone for GPS IIIB program
Brahmand Defence and Aerospace News - June 22, 2010
The Lockheed Martin-led team recently carried out the two-day GPS IIIB System Requirements Review (SRR) with the US Air Force at the company facilities in ...

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