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January 11, 2012

Lockheed Gains GPS III Launch & Checkout Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.5-million contract to provide a launch and checkout capability (LCC) to command and control all GPS III satellites from launch through early on-orbit testing.

Events • January 6, 2012

Going to the Adriatic in May? Submit Your Abstracts for the GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference

This annual seminar on the Croatian Adriatic aims at GNSS experts and
covers the risks and vulnerabilities of the global navigation satellite
systems and efforts to improve accuracy and reliability.

The sixth GNSS Vulnerabilities and Solutions Conference  will take place at Baska on the resort island of Krk in Croatia from May 21 to May 24, 2012.

December 29, 2011

Newly Signed Appropriations Measure Adds Layer of Political Protection for GPS

When President Obama signed the $1 trillion dollar federal appropriations bill just before Christmas, he also inked into law a provision further protecting GPS receivers from interference from the wireless network proposed by LightSquared.

Inside GNSS • November/December 2011

The Year's Top Stories from Inside GNSS

If the readership of insidegnss.com news is any indication, 2011 was the year of LightSquared.

Articles about the would-be wireless broadband company that wants FCC approval to set up a terrestrial network transmitting on frequencies next door to GPS and other GNSS L1 signals garnered the most page views on our website for 6 out of 12 months.

December 27, 2011

NavtechGPS Takes on Raven GPS-Related Product Distribution

Raven Industries Electronic Systems Division has announced a new distributor relationship that will offer the company's differential GPS (DGPS) products through NavtechGPS, of Springfield, Virginia.

Effective December 15, 2011, NavtechGPS began receiving and processing U.S. orders for Raven StarLink DGPS products, including line amplifiers, Raven Link timing & synchronization system, down/up converters, splitters, and antennas.

December 26, 2011

Spirent Launches Data Sets of World City Environments to Aid GNSS Receiver Testing

Spirent Communications has launched of a subscription service for live GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS) environmental-capture data set samples, recorded at major locations worldwide, in challenging urban and suburban conditions.

The data sets are designed for use with the company’s GSS6400 GNSS Record and Playback test System. They encompass a variety of recorded scenarios ranging from drive-through multi-level roads, tunnels, and car parks to drive-throughs in downtown areas with high-rise buildings.

December 20, 2011

LightSquared Petitions FCC to Confirm Company's Rights to GPS Spectrum

LightSquared today (December 21, 2011) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to confirm the company’s right to use spectrum licensed to it and that commercial GPS manufacturers have no right to interference protection from LightSquared’s proposed wireless broadband network.

December 14, 2011

Latest Tests Confirm LightSquared Interference to GPS Navigation Equipment

Tests of LightSquared’s proposed wireless broadband transmissions in the lower LightSquared band (1526–1536 MHz) caused harmful interference to a majority of personal/general navigation GPS receivers.

December 13, 2011

Lockheed Delivers GPS III Pathfinder Spacecraft

The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS satellites (GPS Block III) has delivered the program’s pathfinder spacecraft to the company’s Denver, Colorado–area facility.

The program remains on schedule for a 2014 launch of the first Block III space vehicle (SV).

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