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Alibaba, China Miltary Supplier Join Forces for BeiDou-Aided LBS JV

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 20.08.2015.

Alibaba, China’s e-commerce counterpart to Amazon, has formed a joined venture with state-owned China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO), the leading arms and equipment supplier for nation’s military forces, to provide location-based services (LBS) based on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

Federal Agencies Move to Close Most NDGPS Sites

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 19.08.2015.

ComNav Wins GNSS Receivers Tender in China National CORS Project

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.08.2015.

ComNav Technology Ltd. has won a competition to supply GNSS receivers for construction of China’s National Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Network.
 

Rohde & Schwarz Introduces Fast GNSS Production Tester

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.08.2015.

Rohde & Schwarz has launched a fast GNSS production tester for its R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator. The production tester supports the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems and includes additional test functions for characterizing GNSS chipsets and modules.
 

Ultra-wideband Re-emerges as a GNSS Interference Issue

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.08.2015.

Appropriations Impasse Could Stall U.S. GPS Programs

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 17.08.2015.

China's New BeiDou GNSS Satellites Come on Line, Talk to Each Other

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.08.2015.

China’s two most recently launched BeiDou navigation spacecraft have begun operating and established inter-satellite links in the nation’s GNSS constellation, the state news agency Xinhua announced on Friday (August 14, 2015).

Most Railroads Will Miss Deadline for Implementing GPS-Aided Positive Train Control

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 13.08.2015.

GPS Directorate Considers Revisions to GPS Interface Specs

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 12.08.2015.

The U.S. Air Force Global Positioning Systems Directorate is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to selected sections of the GPS Interface Specifications.

The GPS Directorate requests public comments on the following Proposed Interface Revision Notices (PIRNs) in preparation for a public meeting of the GPS Interface Control Working Group (ICWG) planned in December.
    • PIRN-IS-705D-001 (L5 Phase Noise Plot)
    • PIRN-IS-800D-001 (L1C Phase Noise Plot)

Experts: Exclusion Zones Around GPS-Interference Problematic; LightSquared/GPS Lawsuit Settlement Talks a No-Go

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.07.2015.

LightSquared Submits GPS Market Study to FCC

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.07.2015.

A “GPS market review” submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week diverges in methodology and results from a preliminary study of U.S. benefits of the Global Positioning System provided earlier this year to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board.

Key Lawmakers Move to Make DoD Responsible for eLoran, GPS Backup

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.07.2015.

Antenova announces Sinica embedded GNSS antenna

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.07.2015.

Antenova Ltd. has announced its new, embedded GNSS antenna, named “Sinica.”

Operating in the 1559 - 1609 MHz L-band range, Sinica is suitable for all GNSS positioning applications on the 1559-1609 MHz bands, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, according to the company.

China Launches Pair of New-Generation BeiDou GNSS Satellites

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 26.07.2015.

China has launched two new satellites yesterday (July 25, 2015) for the nation’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

The satellites were launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in southern China. They're the 18th and 19th to join the satellite navigation system. The two satellites reached their target orbits three and a half hours after the launch, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Federal Cuts Expected in Civil GPS-Related Programs

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 20.07.2015.