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Navy Seeks Technology, Suppliers for Assured PNT Navigation in GPS-Denied Conditions

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2015.

ComNav and CGEOS Build First BeiDou CORS Station in Europe

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2015.

A BeiDou continuously operating reference station (CORS) station, reportedly the first such commercial venture in Europe, has begun operations in Wallonia, Belgium.

Pentagon Slashes Money for GPS III ‘Recompete’

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 16.04.2015.

Russian Certification Center Chooses R&S Solution for ERA-GLONASS Emergency Call System Testing

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 15.04.2015.

Munich, Germany–based Rohde & Schwarz has announced that the Certification Center Svyaz-Certificate in Russia is now using the R&S CMW500 to certify ERA-GLONASS systems in line with the technical regulation On Safety of Wheeled Vehicles (TR CU 018/2011), a standard adopted by the customs union of Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.

GNSS Markets, Standards, and Resilience at the European Navigation Conference

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 14.04.2015.

Septentrio Introduces New-Generation GNSS OEM Receiver; SBG Selects AsteRx4 for New INS Product Line

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 15.04.2015.

Septentrio has launched its next-generation dual-antenna GNSS receiver — the AsteRx4 OEM, a multi-frequency receiver that incorporates the latest GNSS tracking and positioning algorithms and operates with all available GNSS signals (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo).

NovAtel Launches RTK Radio Module for SMART6 GNSS Receiver

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.04.2015.

NovAtel Inc. has announced the launch of the Relay RTK radio module, a docking station that provides radio connectivity for the company’s SMART6-L L-band–capable GNSS receiver.

China Launches New-Generation BeiDou Satellite

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 31.03.2015.

China’s Xinhua news agency has announced the launch a new-generation BeiDou satellite at 9:52 p.m. Beijing time yesterday (March 30, 2015).

This is the first of five next-generation BeiDou that China will launch this year, Jianyun Chen, a deputy director of the China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO), told a Munich Satellite Navigation Summit last week.

Indian Launches Fourth IRNSS Spacecraft

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 28.03.2015.

The fourth satellite of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, IRNSS-1D, was launched toward its intended geosynchronous orbit (GSO) today (Saturday, March 28, 2015) onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C27).

Seven satellites will comprise the IRNSS constellation being developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to provide navigational services. IRNSS will help augment the satellite-based navigation system of India, which is currently under development and will provide navigation, tracking, and mapping services to the South Asia region.

Successful Galileo FOC Launch Brings Relief to Europe’s GNSS Program

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 28.03.2015.

European space officials and engineering teams heaved a collective sigh of relief as the second attempt to launch a pair of full operational capability (FOC) Galileo satellites appears to have succeeded yesterday (March 27, 2015).

The EU’s Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit, including four in-orbit validation (IOV) satellites launched in 2011 and 2012 and the first two FOC spacecraft placed into an anomalous orbit last August.

GSA’s GNSS Market Report #4: The Most Thorough Yet

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 25.03.2015.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) unveiled its latest GNSS Market Report today (March 25, 2015) at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit in Germany.

The fourth and most comprehensive in a series of GSA studies, the 80-page report describes current and projected GNSS receiver sales by volume and value and highlights market opportunities, technology trends, and future developments of GNSS.

U.S. Air Force Gets Another GPS Satellite into Space

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 25.03.2015.

The United Launch Alliance successfully launched another U.S. Air Force GPS Block IIF satellite at 2:36 p.m. EDT today (March 25, 2015) from Cape Canaveral on board a Delta IV rocket.

The Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) indicates that IIF-9 (identified by space vehicle and pseudorandom noise code, respectively, as SVN-71/PRN-26) will replace SVN-35 (currently being operated in Launch, Anomaly Resolution and Disposal Operations or LADO status) in the B plane slot 1F.

Enhanced NovAtel PPP Solution Uses TerraStar-C Corrections to Yield Sub-Decimeter Positioning

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 23.03.2015.

NovAtel Inc. has announced significant performance improvements to its PPP positioning solution.

KCS TraceME RF Positioning Enhancement Targets IoT Apps

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 23.03.2015.

KCS BV, based in Dordrecht, Netherlands, has extended its TraceME product line with an advanced module, targeted for worldwide mobility in the Internet of Things  (IoT) era.

The latest development of the TraceME GPS/GPRS Track and Trace module will incorporate an RF location–based positioning solution with LoRa technology. According to the company, this combination enables “smart objects” to become even smarter, because LoRa enables long-range, battery-friendly communication in a wide variety of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

u-blox Announces Profit, Revenue Advances in 2014

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 22.03.2015.

Thalwil, Switzerland–based u-blox reported revenue and profit growth in its most recent annual report, driven by strong sales in its GNSS and wireless chipset and module business.
Consolidated revenue was CHF270 million (US$276.7 million) in 2014, a growth of nearly 23 percent compared to 2013 while net profit increased by 39.6 percent to CHF34.4 million (US$35.2 million), representing a 12.7 percent net profit margin for the year.