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Rx Networks Announces New Version of Its GNSS Extended Ephemeris Solution

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 03.03.2015.

Vancouver, Canada–based Rx Networks Inc., announced the upcoming release of its GPStream PGPS v8 extended ephemeris solution yesterday (March 2, 2015) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Australian Aviation Agency Launches Trial of GNSS-Aided Aircraft Tracking

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 02.03.2015.

Simulator Manufacturer Flags Leap Second issue

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 02.03.2015.

Differences between BeiDou and GPS and Galileo in designation of a “day number” for the date of applying leap second later this year could cause problems for GNSS receiver manufacturers, according to UK-based simulator provider Racelogic.

FCC Issues New Rules on E911 Location Standards, Options Besides GNSS

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 27.02.2015.

Key Decision on Troubled GPS OCX Program’s Future May Come This Summer

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 27.02.2015.

GNSS Vulnerability Scores at Wide-Ranging INC 2015

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 27.02.2015.

Unsatisfied with ICAO’s Pace, Congress May Push U.S. Aircraft Tracking Requirement

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 27.02.2015.

Hailing GNSS, UK Event Offers Alternatives When It Fails

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 26.02.2015.

A range of new technologies for indoor positioning and navigation were unveiled at the International Navigation Conference (INC) 2015 held this week (February 24–26) in Manchester, England.
 
Organized by the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), the premier event in this new conference series focused on GNSS, its strengths and weaknesses.
 

White House Drone Incident Highlights Growing Use of UAVs

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 14.02.2015.

The latest high-profile incident involving a drone — the January 26 discovery of a crashed quadcopter on the White House lawn — highlights how far events have gotten ahead of regulatory plans and policy for unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

FAA, White House Lay Out Path for Small UAS Operations

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 15.02.2015.

GATE Galileo Testbed Achieves Re-Certification

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 13.02.2015.

The Galileo Test and Development Environment (GATE), located near Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria, Germany, has been recertified for operation, extending the operational life of the facility through January 2016, according to its operator, IFEN GmbH

GATE enables companies and research organizations to use the testbed for various experiments, taking advantage of the eight ground transmitters emitting the Galileo signals towards the 25-square-kilometer core test area.

Schriever AFB Squadrons Plan GPS Heritage Week

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 13.02.2015.

The 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons (SOPS), who operate the GPS satellite constellation from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, are hosting GPS week February 15-20 to honor their heritage and interact directly with the Colorado Springs community.

Among other goals, organizers hope that it will help clear up common misunderstandings among GPS users who may have used the GPS navigation system either on their phone or car and somehow ended up lost, cold, and hungry.

DoT Sets Another GPS/GNSS Workshop on Adjacent Band Compatibility, Receiver Testing

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 13.02.2015.

A Federal Register notice published today (February 13, 2015) announced a third U.S. Department of Transportation workshop on March 12 to continue discussions of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Plan.

The workshop will focus on identification of GPS and GNSS receivers to be considered for testing that are representative of the current categories of user applications and discuss a GPS/GNSS receiver test plan.

Federal Court Drops All But Two Claims by LightSquared against GPS Companies

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 10.02.2015.

Galileo Satellites Reach French Guiana for March Launch

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 10.02.2015.

Two more Galileo full operational capability (FOC) satellites have reached French Guiana in preparation for a late-March launch from the European spaceport there.
 
The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites — the third and fourth FOC spacecraft — will be launched together by Soyuz during last week of March, following the European Commission's endorsement of the resumption of Galileo launches that had been interrupted after the previous Soyuz launch last August placed satellites into the wrong orbit.