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September 14, 2015 - September 18, 2015
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December 31, 2014

Study Launched to Quantify the Economic Benefits of GPS

A new study is underway to estimate the economic benefit of GPS and quantify what’s at stake if anything interferes with its navigation signals.

Launched at the request of the National Executive Committee (ExCom) for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), the first segment of the two-part study would look at major uses of GPS. It will estimate the benefits derived from the system and describe the costs that would be incurred if GPS became unavailable, compiling the results in an interim report.

December 31, 2014

Financial Networks Shifting to GPS-Stamped Precise Time

New competitive demands and regulatory requirements are driving financial firms around the world to use highly precise timestamps on incoming information and transactions, a trend likely to push firms to adopt a common time source like GPS.

June 1, 2015 - June 4, 2015
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January 26, 2015 - January 28, 2015
Dana Point, California, U.S.A.
December 22, 2014

NASA’s Ikhana UAS Captures Orion Splashdown

As NASA’s new exploration spacecraft Orion made its way back to Earth from its first test mission, the Ikhana unmanned aircraft system captured its return—making it possible for NASA to stream the parachute deployment and splashdown footage on live television.

December 22, 2014

Sensonor’s STIM300 IMU Selected for Seabed's New IMU

Instead of using the traditional fiber-optic gyros on which all its previous underwater systems have been based on, Seabed bv, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has selected Sensonor’s STIM300 for its newest IMU, the SBD-IMU-S1.

December 18, 2014

Raytheon, Lockheed Complete Another GPS III, OCX Development Exercise

On Wednesday (December 17, 2014) Raytheon Company announced successful completion of the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises being undertaken together with Lockheed Martin to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance, and launch readiness of the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).

December 17, 2014

Errant Galileo FOC Satellite Signal Helps Provide First Positioning

Galileo's fifth satellite (and first fully operational capability, or FOC, spacecraft) — recently salvaged from an incorrect orbit  — has been combined with three predecessors to provide its very first position fix.

Test receivers at the European Space Agency (ESA) ESTEC technical center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and at the Galileo In-Orbit Test station at Redu, Belgium, received the signals at 12:48 GMT on December 9 from a quartet of Galileo satellites and fixed their horizontal positions to better than two meters.

December 16, 2014

Cut to GPS OCX Civil Funding Could Trigger New Delays as Scrutiny, Pressure Mount

With final passage of the Omnibus spending bill on December 13 Congress deepened by $17 million the fiscal ditch in which the new GPS ground system finds itself, possibly further delaying the completion of a modernized operational control segment (OCX) and increasing costs just as the Department of Defense’s top acquisition official steps in to take a closer look at budget overruns.

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