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December 29, 2010

Russian Officials Fired Over GLONASS Satellites Launch Failure

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired two space officials and reprimanded the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, in connection with the loss of three GLONASS satellites earlier this month.

December 17, 2010

Rocket Manufacturer Blamed for GLONASS Launch Failure Due to Excess Fuel

The recent loss of three GLONASS-M satellites in space resulted from a series of mistakes made by the Russian Energia rocket corporation, the head of the Russian state commission probing the incident said today (December 17), according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti.

New Builds • December 8, 2010

NavCom Technology Extends GNSS Receiver Capabilities

NavCom Technology, Inc., has announced new capabilities for the SF-3050 multi-frequency GNSS receiver and Sapphire GNSS OEM board.

In addition to the integrated StarFire/real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS capabilities, the SF-3050 and Sapphire now support single-frequency, multi-constellation operation, heading, and moving base station RTK operation that enables coordinated vehicle applications.

December 6, 2010

GLONASS Triple Satellite Launch Suffers Rare Failure

A Proton rocket carrying three modernized GLONASS (GLONASS-M) satellites failed to reach orbit following its launch Sunday (December 5, 2010), falling into the Pacific Ocean.

The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said that a special board had been established to investigate the event — rare for the GLONASS program — and "define next steps."

November 29, 2010

Tracking Santa and Father Frost: GPS or GLONASS

As GLONASS approaches completion, it’s no surprise that the Russian counterpart to GPS has gotten into more popular applications of GNSS technology — even Santa-tracking.

For more than 50 years, the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has followed the travels of the Christmas gift-bearer from his North Pole headquarters. The Santa-tracking operation can be viewed online.

March 15, 2011 - March 18, 2011
Moscow, Russia
November 8, 2010

Russia Reveals CDMA Signal Plan as GLONASS Nears Full Operational Capacity

With activation of three modernized GLONASS (GLONASS-M) satellites launched on September 2 and plans to put four more space vehicles (SVs) into orbit before the end of this year, the Russian GNSS system will have more than enough spacecraft for an FOC declaration in the not-too-distant future.

March 1, 2011 - March 3, 2011
Munich, Germany
November 21, 2010 - November 22, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
October 12, 2010

OlinkStar Offers GNSS Products Using Current Compass/Beidou-2 Signals

Despite the absence of official published specifications for China’s Compass/Beidou-2, a number of GNSS companies have announced plans to build Compass-capable receivers — in some cases “future-proofing” their products so as to be upgradeable when a Beidou-2 Interface Control Document becomes available.

Jammer Dectector
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