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New Builds • January 19, 2018

BeiDou Phase 3 Signals Added to Spirent's GNSS RF Constellation Simulators

Spirent Communications plc, a provider in BeiDou, GPS and other GNSS testing solutions, announced this week that BeiDou Phase 3 signals have been added to its GNSS RF constellation simulators. The addition of these new signals to the GSS7000 and GSS9000 simulators follows the launch of the first two Beidou-3 satellites in November 2017.

New Builds • January 15, 2018

Antenova’s New Compact Antenna Designed to Boost GNSS Signals From Difficult Locations

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules, launched a new compact, all-in-one active GNSS antenna, part number M20047-1, at the CES show in Las Vegas last week. The product adds another option to the company’s existing range of positioning antennas and modules.

The M20047-1 operates in the 1559-1609 MHz bands, and offers designers a useful, space-saving option for small tracking devices, according to the company, based in the United Kingdom.

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018
Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, Munich, Germany
New Builds • December 14, 2017

DATAGNSS Launches D302-RTK Cost-Effective, High-Accuracy Handheld RTK Receiver

DATAGNSS, a company specialized in rugged data collector based in Hong Kong, just announced their cost-effective all-in-one handheld RTK receiver, D302-RTK.

D302-RTK is a high accuracy positioning handheld device with rugged design, based on Android OS. It integrates with optimized centimeter-level RTK positioning engine. With an external survey antenna or optional helix antenna, D302-RTK provides up to 2-centimeter positioning accuracy, according to the company. This RTK handheld device supports WiFi/BT/LTE networks.

December 12, 2017

Successful Liftoff: Ariane 5 Rocket Payload Carries 4 Galileo Satellites

Viewers watching Arianespace’s live video webcast Tuesday witnessed a successful launch that began at approximately 1820 GMT (1:20 p.m. EST).

Prior to liftoff, four European navigation satellites were fastened on top of an Ariane 5 rocket awaiting liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, Tuesday to propel the Galileo navigation network closer to global service. The Ariane 5’s upper stage was slated to deliver the spacecraft to a circular orbit more than 14,000 miles above Earth around four hours after launch.

December 8, 2017

1st Galileo User Assembly Marks Successful Year Since Galileo Initial Services

Close to 300 users attended the 1st Galileo User Assembly, held in Madrid, Spain on November 28-29. The users, along with several expert presenters, came together for the first EGNSS User Consultation Platform to share their experience, discuss their needs and provide feedback on Galileo performance, one year after the launch of Galileo Initial Services.

New Builds • December 8, 2017

Trimble’s ISOBUS-Compatible GFX-750 Display System Features Advanced Guidance Controller for Agriculture Applications

Trimble recently introduced the Trimble GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications. The display system comes with the simple-to-install, roof-mounted NAV-900 guidance controller featuring Trimble’s most advanced multi-constellation GNSS receiver. The satellite coverage provides farmers with more robust signal availability which means more active working time — especially in hilly terrain.

December 7, 2017

U.S. and China Satellite Cooperation Designed to Provide Better Protection, Service for Civilian GPS Users

Big news came out of Washington, D.C. earlier this week regarding BeiDou and GPS as he United States and China have negotiated compatible signal characteristics that will both protect and enhance service for users of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the equivalent Chinese system.

December 12, 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

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