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June 3, 2016

GSA Setting Up Galileo Reference Center Next Door to ESTEC

Officials signed an agreement this week to build a Galileo Reference Center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, just across the road from The European Space Agency’s European Space Research and Technology Center (ESA/ESTEC).

The Galileo Reference Center (GRC), to be administered by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), will monitor and assess the quality of the delivery of Galileo services, i.e., the performance of the Galileo Service Operator. The GSA is currently selecting said service operator through an arduous tender process.

New Builds • June 2, 2016

New Firmware for u-blox NEO-M8P Module Adds BeiDou Positioning, Upgraded Dead Reckoning

u-blox has released a firmware upgrade for its NEO-M8P that now supports China’s BeiDou GNSS system in addition to GPS and GLONASS.
 
Capable of real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning, the new NEO-M8P firmware now offers eight-hertz RTK update rates for GPS.
 

July 18, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Ispra, Italy
May 31, 2016

This year's European Space Agency GNSS summer school on Lake Maggiore in Italy

A few places remain in the 2016 European Space Agency (ESA) International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, which will take place at the Italian campus of European Commission's joint scientific and research center (JRC - CCR ISRA) on Lake Maggiore in Ispra, near Varese.

May 31, 2016

House Armed Services Pushes for Galileo Waiver

For the last 16 months the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been sitting on a request from the Europe Union to waive licensing requirements that are thwarting full use of Galileo signals in the United States.

Human Engineering • May/June 2016

Boubeker Belabbas' Compass Points

COMPASS POINTS

Engineering specialties

Performance analysis of different GNSS configurations (multi-frequency multi-constellation) with and without augmentation. Integration of receiver subsystems starting with antenna design, receiver processing, interference and multipath mitigation algorithms, PVT including integrity monitoring, and hybridization using MEMS-based inertial sensors.

GNSS Event that most signified to you that GNSS had "arrived"

June 13, 2016 - June 16, 2016
Anaheim, California
May 24, 2016

Interview: ESA’s Galileo Director Paul Verhoef

Last February, Paul Verhoef took up the directorship of ESA’s Galileo Program and Navigation-related Activities, and he hasn’t had time to look back since. The successful launch on May 25 2016 of two more satellites is just one of many milestones stretching ahead of him.

May 24, 2016

Successful Launch Continues Build-Out of Galileo Constellation

The European GNSS program added two more spacecraft to its constellation this morning (May 24, 2016) with the launch of Galileo satellites 13 and 14. They lifted off together at 08:48 GMT (10:48 CEST, 05:48 local time) atop a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana.

This seventh Galileo launch went by the book: the first three Soyuz stages placed the satellites safely into low orbit, after which their Fregat upper stage hauled them the rest of the way into their target medium-altitude orbit in plane A, slots 2 and 6.

October 25, 2016
Madrid, Spain
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