Galileo

January 26, 2018

European Space Agency Ushers in 2018

The opening of the New Year at the European Space Agency (ESA) came in the wake of another spectacular launch for Europe’s GNSS program; last December, four Galileo satellites were lifted into space from Kourou, French Guyana, on board the thundering Ariane 5 launcher, by all accounts leaving witnesses awestruck.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
January 1, 2018

What is navigation message authentication?

Q: What is navigation message authentication?  

A: As of today, all open civil GNSS signals are transmitted in the clear, conforming to interface specifications that are fully available in the public domain. Receivers will accept any input that conforms to the specifications and treat it as if it came from a GNSS satellite. Combined with the extremely low power levels of GNSS signals this makes it almost trivially simple to spoof a GNSS receiver.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
December 7, 2017

Ariane 5 Mission with 4 Galileo Satellites set for Dec. 12 Liftoff

UPDATE: Today’s the day. Check back to the Inside GNSS website for updates on today’s launch.

A European Ariane 5 rocket followed dual rail tracks across the Guiana Space Center in South America on Monday on the way to its launch complex Monday, a day before today’s scheduled blastoff with four satellites to expand the Galileo navigation network. Also, you can follow the launch live at Spaceflight.com.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS
November 27, 2017

Fundamental Rethink for Galileo Commercial Service

At the lavish European Satellite Navigation Competition Awards Ceremony, we caught up with Carlo des Dorides, general director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), who updated us on the status of the much-anticipated Galileo Commercial Service (CS).

“On the CS, we are dialoging extensively with EU member states, because there is a more and more consolidated view that there could be an advantage to providing the service for free,” des Dorides said.

Read More >

By Peter Gutierrez
November 13, 2017

Esterline CMC Electronics, NovAtel Partner on New Aviation Certified GNSS Receiver

Photo Credit: ssuaphotos/Shutterstock.com

Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel Inc. just announced a new strategic partnership, extending their collaboration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology that started in the late 1990s. The partnership will see NovAtel’s industry-leading GNSS measurement technology integrated into a new Esterline CMC-designed multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) chipset for certified aviation use.

Read More >

By Inside GNSS