Ventures • February 3, 2010
The Japanese Space Agency has selected a nickname for its first GNSS satellite: “Michibiki.” JAXA received more than 11,000 entries in its recent contest to raise national awareness of the GPS augmentation program.
The first of three Quasi-Zenith satellites will launch during the Japanese 2010 fiscal year, sometime before March 31, 2011.
Ventures • January 30, 2010
A new Canadian company, Tallysman Wireless, Inc., has entered the GNSS antennas and RF modules marketplace.
January 29, 2010
Septentrio has launched the AsteRx3, a compact multi-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Galileo and Compass/Beidou-ready receiver.
AsteRx3 is specially designed for integration in demanding precision positioning, navigation, and automation applications such as land and maritime survey, machine control, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payloads.
January 28, 2010
Lockheed Martin has announced that its new Space Vehicle Integration Laboratory (SVIL) near Denver, Colorado, has achieved initial operational capability and is supporting the company’s satellite development program activity, including the production run of the next-generation GPS IIIA spacecraft.
January 20, 2010
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) has restructured its business, forming two new business units to manage its activities.
New Builds • January 19, 2010
Raytheon Company has awarded a new contract to GMV to develop a prototype algorithm to mitigate ionospheric effects on users of India’s GAGAN (Global Positioning Satellite-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation System),
Ventures • January 12, 2010
One of the oldest names in the GNSS industry — Ashtech — is returning to the marketplace as both a corporate identity and branded product line.
Magellan Professional announced January 7 that the France- and California-based company had renamed itself Ashtech, confirming the staying power of a precision technology brand that first appeared in 1987.
Events • January 11, 2010
The fourteenth GPS-Wireless conference, originally scheduled for March 22 in Las Vegas, has been postponed until fall 2010, said conference owner Kevin Dennehy. No date has been announced.
Events • January 11, 2010
Paper abstracts are due by January 20 for the 2010 AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America conference next summer. They must be submitted online at the AUVSI website.
Events • January 9, 2010
Paper abstracts are due on Friday, March 12 for the 2010 Institute of Navigation GNSS conference.
It will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from Tuesday evening, September 21 through Friday morning, September 24.
This will be the 23nd international technical meeting of the Satellite Division of ION. It is the world's largest and oldest GNSS conference, founded in 1987 as the ION GPS conference.