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February 6, 2017

Criminal Liability Found in 2010 Explosion of Proton/GLONASS Satellites

Back in December of 2010, Inside GNSS reported that the loss of three GLONASS-M satellites in space resulted from a series of mistakes made by the Russian Energia rocket corporation. Now, more than six years later, Russian prosecutors have wrapped up a criminal case against four employees of Energia allegedly complicit in the crash of the Proton booster with three GLONASS satellites, and they’ve sent the case files to a court of law.

February 3, 2017

ITM/PTTI addresses advances in GNSS technology, precise time

Another informative joint Institute of Navigation (ION) International Technical Meeting and Precise Time/Time Interval Meeting is in the books and attendees of the event this week in Monterey, California had the opportunity to learn and share ideas on a wide array of topics and technologies.

January 30, 2017

GPS Data Release to Boost Space-Weather Science

‘Unprecedented’ data key to understanding radiation threats to satellites and infrastructure, and expected to provide a boost to space-weather science is now available, announced a joint release from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory on January 30.

As of today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather sensors on board the nation’s GPS satellites.

January 27, 2017

NASA Workshop to Address GPS/GNSS Capabilities, Other PNT-Related Developments

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN)/Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) announces a workshop on February 16 on “Emerging Technologies for Autonomous Space Navigation” to inform the U.S. industry on evolving positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies and techniques being developed to enhance the operational efficiency and flexibility of future missions.

January 26, 2017

GPS Data Used by ATRI to Name Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released on January 25 its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.

Congestion chokepoints hurt the economy and the environment, so the ATRI uses GPS data collected each year to help identify times and locations that truckers will want to avoid.

January 25, 2017

Second Galileo Hackathon Expects to Produce New Innovative Applications

After a successful first GSA Galileo Hackathon, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is busy making plans for its next adventure in app building, scheduled to coincide with infoShare 2017, May 17-19 in Gdańsk, Poland.

Last year teams of passionate coders and geo-enthusiasts from around the world gathered to compete during the first event, which served as an opportunity to showcase coding skills, connect with the Geo-IoT (Internet of Things) app development community, and gain a competitive insight on what Galileo location-based services (LBS) can bring to your mobile device.

January 25, 2017

ESA Inside View on the Present and Future of GNSS

The first generation of the Galileo Program, at satellite and ground segment level, has been “an enormous success," according to Miguel Manteiga Bautista, who spoke with Inside GNSS last December at his office at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk.

January 23, 2017

Positioning Technology in Australia Gets a $12 Million Boost

With the Australian government’s announcement earlier this month that it would invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia, comes plans for testing of satellite based augmentation systems (SBAS) to be undertaken, and for future applications for all four major modes of transport in Australia, as well as for potential safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits.

January 19, 2017

ESA Puts Brave Face on Galileo Clock Failures

At the traditional January media briefing in Paris yesterday (January 18, 2017), European Space Agency (ESA) General Director Jan Woerner was forthright in laying out the knowns and unknowns about the failed rubidium and hydrogen maser clocks onboard orbiting Galileo satellites, clocks that are absolutely crucial for accurate positioning.

January 17, 2017

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Releases Staff Report on BeiDou

China’s development and promotion of its BeiDou satellite navigation system not only has tremendous implications for that country’s government and finances, but this alternative to GPS also presents a variety of implications for the United States, according to a staff research report released by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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