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At ENC 2014: A GNSS Wake Up Call for Europe

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2014.

GLONASS Fails Again, Briefly

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2014.

Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system reportedly suffered another major disruption on Tuesday (April 15, 2014), with eight satellites malfunctioning and another going off the air entirely.
 
According to the Russian Interfax news agency as reported by the Moscow Times, eight GLONASS satellites malfunctioned for a half-hour period beginning shortly after 1 a.m. Moscow Time.
 

Wyoming UAS Test Site Plans Unravel in the Face of Military Airspace Limits

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2014.

Republic of Korea Announces New Plan for eLoran system in Wake of GPS Jamming

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 14.04.2014.

QZSS’s Day in the Sun at Munich SatNav Summit

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 03.04.2014.

GLONASS Suffers Temporary Systemwide Outage; Multi-GNSS Receiver Overcomes Problem (updated)

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 02.04.2014.

U.S. Air Force Authorizes Lockheed to Finish GPS III SVs 7 & 8

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 02.04.2014.

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth GPS Block III satellites.

The two space vehicles (SVs 07–08) received initial funding under a February 2013 long-lead material contract for the Air Force's second set of four satellites, GPS III SV 05–08. Similar to this current award announced yesterday (April 1, 2014), the Air Force exercised an option to complete production of SVs 05–06 in December 2013.

FAA Issues Call for UAS Center of Excellence Contractor

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 01.04.2014.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced plans to establish within the next year a Center of Excellence (COE) for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research, Engineering, and Development Program.

An FAA notice published last Friday (March 28, 2014) said that the agency will launch a competitive search for a team to lead the initiative as part of the FAA’s effort to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS). A draft solicitation will be available on or before April 18.

New NovAtel Firmware Enables CORRECT Positioning Combined with TerraStar PPP

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 01.04.2014.

NovAtel Inc. has announced that, with the release of its 6.400 firmware, NovAtel CORRECT positioning technology is now available with TerraStar’s precise point positioning (PPP) corrections.

Senator Franken Re-Introduces Location Privacy Bill; GAO Report Raises Concerns for In-Car Apps

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.03.2014.

FAA Rules Out Use of Military Airspace for UAV Tests

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.03.2014.

New GLONASS-M Satellite Begins Commissioning

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.03.2014.

A modernized GLONASS satellite launched on last week has begun its commissioning phase in slot 18 of the Russian GNSS constellations orbital plane 3. It was the first successful GLONASS launch since the loss of three spacecraft in the crash of a Proton rocket last July.

Telemetry communications were established shortly after the GLONASS-M spacecraft (designated GLONASS number 754) reached its orbit following its launch March 23 (2:54 a.m. Moscow time on March 24), from Plesetsk space center on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket.

ESNC 2014 GNSS Innovation Competition Launches at ENC 2014

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.03.2014.

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 will officially kick off on April 15 at the European Navigation Conference (ENC) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, but the 11th round of the annual event opens Tuesday (April 1).

Launched by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen in 2004 with three partner regions, the ESNC has grown into a network of GNSS innovation and expertise with more than 20 regions taking part worldwide. Since 2004, the ESNC has received almost 2,400 submissions from 4,263 teams and named 204 award winners.

Munich Summit 2014 Stages Comeback as Europe’s Preeminent GNSS Event

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.03.2014.

Spirent Launches All-GNSS, Multi-Regional/SBAS Simulator

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.03.2014.

Spirent has launched a new generation of multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RF constellation simulator — the Spirent GSS9000.

The GSS9000 supports an extensive range of constellation configurations, from GPS L1 through to multi-GNSS, multi-frequency systems, including classified/restricted signals. Configurations are available that support multi-antennas and multi-vehicles, for example differential GNSS, attitude determination, interference/jamming and spoofing, and controlled reception pattern antenna (CRPA) testing.