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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.

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.

GPS Military Programs Well Supported, But FY16 Defense Bills Face Veto

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 20.07.2015.

10th GPS IIF Satellite on Its Way to Orbit

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 15.07.2015.

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the 10th Boeing-built GPS IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Cape Canaveral Air Force Stations toay (July 15, 2015).

The spacecraft is destined for plane C/slot 3 of the GPS constellation

The launch almost coincided with Friday's 20th anniversary of the declaration of full operational capability (FOC) for the GPS constellation, which occurred on July 17, 1995.

Just two GPS IIF satellites remain to be launched — Atlas V rockets will be used to launch both.

New PRS-Capable GNSS Receiver Platform from QinetiQ

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 14.07.2015.

British manufacturer QinetiQ has today (July 14, 2015) announced its progress in developing a GNSS navigation receiver that can process encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signals.
The multi‑constellation, multi‑frequency receiver is a significant step in the company’s GNSS technology development, says QinetiQ, which expects to bring to market by 2020 end-user products for navigation, tracking, and timing based on the new receiver design. That timeline parallel’s the Galileo program’s current schedule for completing its satellite constellation.

GPS Directorate Gains New Leader

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 10.07.2015.

Colonel Steve Whitney was sworn in Wednesday (July 8, 2015) as the director of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

Canadian Army to Test NovAtel’s GAJT-AE GPS Anti-Jam Antenna Electronics

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.07.2015.

NovAtel, Inc., has announced that Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has selected its GAJT-AE antenna electronics for testing on Canadian Army platforms.
The GAJT-AE, developed in Calgary at NovAtel's global headquarters, is a GPS anti-jam solution designed for small and weight-constrained applications. The testing is being conducted through PWGSC's Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).
PWGSC will procure a number of GAJT-AE’s on behalf of the Department of National Defence (DND).

Forsberg Partners with NavtechGPS on Raven Product Line

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 08.07.2015.

Forsberg Services Ltd., which acquired the StarLink product line from Raven Industries in April, has announced its decision to partner with NavtechGPS to distribute the StarLink line, which includes in-line amplifiers, coaxial down/up converters, splitters, and fiber-optic link systems.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Wants to Move Past GPS to MEMS-Based Navigation, PNT Experts Doubtful

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2015.

LightSquared Launches GPS Receiver Tests while Adjacent Band Interference Study Stalls

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2015.

Federal Rail Agency, Google Partner on Rail Crossing Safety with GNSS/Mapping Apps

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2015.

Google has agreed to integrate into its mapping services geographic information system (GIS) data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that pinpoints the location of the nation's approximately 250,000 public and private railroad crossings.

GPS Will Ignore Today’s Leap Second, But Some User Equipment Might Not

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 30.06.2015.

As usual, a leap second that will be introduced into the coordinated universal time (UTC) system at 11:59 p.m. tonight (June 30, 2015) may cause some difficulties with devices and services that derive UTC via the Global Positioning System.

LabSat SatGen GNSS Product Upgraded to Include BeiDou Signals

From Inside GNSS News. Published on 22.06.2015.

LabSat has launched a new version of its SatGen V3 software package that enables users to create scenarios for replay through any LabSat simulator and now includes BeiDou.

The software creates either user-generated or imported trajectory files for use with a LabSat GNSS simulator. The addition of the BeiDou B1 signals means that users can now test a device’s design and performance as if it were being used within the operating area of the Chinese GNSS constellation – which at present only provides full coverage in Asia.