Compass/Beidou

July 12, 2018

China Launches Another BeiDou Navigation Satellite

China sent a new BeiDou navigation satellite into orbit on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in the southwestern Sichuan Province, at 4:58 a.m., Tuesday, July 10.

The satellite is the 32nd of the BeiDou navigation system, and one of the BeiDou-2 family, which is the second generation of the system. The state-run Xinhua press agency confirmed the launch within two hours after liftoff.

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By Inside GNSS
November 8, 2017

China Launches Two BeiDou-3 Satellites Featuring Accurate Rubidium Atomic Clocks

According to reports out of China, new, very accurate rubidium atomic clocks onboard two BeiDou-3 satellites launched into space on November 5 have greatly improved the accuracy of the system.

The country launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network at 11:45 UTC on Sunday (November 5). The satellites were aboard a Long March-3B carrier rocket which took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, according to the China Xinhua News Agency.

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By Inside GNSS
July 26, 2017

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek present world’s first test solution for A-BeiDou LBS

The R&S TS-LBS is a test system for testing GNSS and network-based LBS. Photo: Rohde & Schwartz.

Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A-BeiDou (Assisted BeiDou), China’s GNSS satellite positioning system. The R&S TS-LBS test solution is designed to allow mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.

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By Inside GNSS
June 19, 2017

38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2017)

The event’s venue is Hotel The Ashok, Nitti Marg, New Delhi (http://www.theashok.com).

The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS-2017) will take place in October at New Delhi, India. The main theme of the conference is Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. The venue is Hotel The Ashok, Nitti Marg, New Delhi. Delhi is connected to all major cities, and the venue place is at the heart of the Delhi City.

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By Inside GNSS

Galileo Signal Team of Scientists Wins European Inventor Award

The invisible signals that Europe’s Galileo satellites are beaming down to the world are officially award-winning, now that the team behind their design has won the European Inventor Award, run by the European Patent Office. The 12th European Inventor Award (Research) was given at a ceremony on June 15 at the Arsenale di Venezia in Venice, Italy.

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By Inside GNSS
March 27, 2017

BeiDou Milestones Include Accuracy to Within 1 to 2 Meters

China’s domestically produced satellite navigation system BeiDou has made significant progress in terms of its accuracy, according to reports out of China earlier this month. At a recent press conference, BeiDou engineers claimed that a new accurate positioning chip can now help users arrive at their destinations with an error margin of just one to two meters.

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By Inside GNSS
March 15, 2017

Looking on the Bright Side from the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit

Pierre Delsaux speaks at the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit. Photo: Peter Gutierrez.

The opening plenary of the annual Satellite Navigation Summit in Munich tends to be a ritzy affair, taking place in the evening in an amazing converted chapel and featuring live musical interludes in between groups of speakers. This year the audience was treated to movie tunes, and the European Commission’s Pierre Delsaux had a suggestion for the play list.

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By Inside GNSS
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