Events • March 1, 2017
Abstracts for the ION GNSS+ 2017 conference will be accepted online through March 10, 2017. The conference and industry exhibition covering all aspects of satellite navigation technology will take place September 25-29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon USA.
February 27, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to choose between the immediate benefits of officially improving U.S. satellite navigation receivers and the possibility that, in doing so, it may raise interference levels in a neighboring band or make it harder to develop alternative uses for those adjacent frequencies.
Precisely speaking, the agency is deciding whether to waive a licensing requirement for equipment utilizing Galileo signals for non-federal uses — effectively authorizing use of the European satellite navigation system in the United States.
Events • February 24, 2017
SATELLITE 2017 “Explore the Connected World” unites aerospace thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users and enthusiasts together in one place from March 6-9, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
For more than 35 years, SATELLITE has played a critical role in determining how satellites will shape the future of our world. The show welcomes a community of aerospace professionals from every market and field of study, hailing from more than 150 nations around the world.
February 17, 2017
Geoscience Australia, New Zealand, Lockheed Martin all Part of Second-Generation SBAS Research Project
It’s been a big couple of weeks for second-generation satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) technology and for Bethesda, Maryland-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin.
New Builds • February 15, 2017
LabSat announced the launch of the new LabSat 3 Wideband, which can record multiple signals from different constellations, simultaneously, and the company also is developing an updated version of its SatGen software.
The LabSat 3 Wideband can record GPS L1, L2 and L5 at the same time as GLONASS G1 and G2, and BeiDou B1 and B2. The company describes the lightweight unit as its most powerful to date, yet the small, easy-to-use LabSat 3 Wideband retains the one-touch recording and playback of files.
February 15, 2017
The European Union (EU) had much reason to celebrate on February 11, a day in which it celebrated 112 Day in recognition of the single European emergency phone number system that uses Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to receive location information from mobile phones.
February 14, 2017
Speakers at last month’s 9th Annual Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels wasted no time in addressing the somewhat worrying failure of a number of Galileo onboard clocks, as revealed by European Space Agency Director General Johan-Dietrich Woerner at a press briefing earlier in January in Paris. He made clear at the time that the clock failures, while indeed troubling, had had no effect on the operational integrity of the Galileo system.
New Builds • February 13, 2017
Emlid, with headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Russia and manufacturing done in China, has introduced the Reach RS, a rugged, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones, and is designed to provide an economical solution, according to the company.
February 13, 2017
With a goal of higher rail safety, modernization of local lines, lower costs and improvement of performance for 28,000 kilometers of lines in Europe, the European project ERSAT EAV has been evaluating the adoption of the European satellite system for the local rail networks.
February 10, 2017
This week’s announcement of the adoption of the Galileo Commercial Service Implementing Decision represents an opportunity for Galileo to differentiate itself from other systems and offer users an added value to the standard positioning services already available, says the European GNSS Agency (GSA).