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People • July 29, 2011

GNSS Experts to Judge 2011 Satellite Navigation Applications Idea Contest

Find out more about 2011 USA Challenge applications ideas

Six judges — satellite navigation engineering experts from Stanford University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, Overlook Systems, NovAtel, KLA Global, the Institute of Navigation, and Inside GNSS — will select the finalists in the 2011 USA Challenge, one of 23 regional contests in this year's European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC).

July 26, 2011

China Announces Successful Compass/BeiDou-2 Satellite Launch

[Updated 7:30 p.m. July 26 PDT) China launched another Compass/BeiDou-2 satellite at 5:44 on the morning of July 27 (Sichuan time zone). It is the ninth spacecraft in China's indigenous satellite navigation and positioning network and the fourth in inclined geosynchronous orbit.

The navigation satellite was launched on a Long March-3A carrier rocket, according to China's government-sponsored Compass website at

July 11, 2011

Chinese Consultancy Charts Evolution of Compass / Beidou Industry

A Beijing consulting firm estimates the size of China’s Compass/BeiDou domestic industry was 6 billion renminbi (US$927 million) in 2010, comprising only 6 percent of the country’s GNSS market.

October 26, 2011 - October 28, 2011
Beijing, China
July 7, 2011

Sixth International Committee on GNSS Meeting Begins September 5 in Tokyo

ICG-6, the sixth meeting of the UN's Sixth Meeting of the International Committee on GNSS, will take place in Tokyo from September 5-9.

Events • June 26, 2011

Summer Dreams: Case Western Wins Robotic Lawnmower Contest

A team from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio took home the top $15,000 prize and a special award for the most aesthetically pleasing cut in the three-day 2011 Robotic Lawnmower Competition held in Dayton, Ohio on May 31 through June 2.

The second place award of $10,000 went to Auburn University and Wright State University won the third place prize of $5,500.  

October 5, 2011 - October 6, 2011
Exton, Pennsylvania USA
May 20, 2011

China Plans Another Eight Compass/BeiDou Lanches by End of 2012

According to a May 19 People’s Daily report, China will launch another eight Beidou navigation satellites before the end of next year.

Speaking at the second Chinese Satellite Navigation Academic Annual Meeting in Shanghai on May 18, Ran Chengqi, the director of the Chinese Satellite Navigation Administrative Office, said the overall testing of the Compass/BeiDou satellite navigation system will be finished on Oct. 10, 2011.

May 18, 2011 - May 20, 2011
Shanghai, China
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