GNSS NEWS

March 20, 2019

Commercial UAV Expo Europe is Scheduled for April 8-10

Commercial UAV Expo Europe, April 8-10 in Amsterdam, is the leading trade fair and conference focusing on the integration and operation of commercial UAS throughout Europe and internationally. Industries covered include Process, Power & Utilities; Civil Infrastructure; Construction; Aggregates & Mining; Surveying & Mapping; Public Safety and Security; and Precision Agriculture.

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By Inside GNSS
March 14, 2019

Lawmakers Launch New GPS Caucus

There are congressional caucuses dedicated to building support for everything from auto care and addiction treatment to chickens and Vietnam. Some caucuses become powerful voting blocks of lawmakers — the House Freedom Caucus played a role in the 2015 resignation of Speaker John Boehner. Others exercise influence by educating congressmembers and their staff about issues impacting their cause and quietly heading off ill-conceived proposals before they get too far along.

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By Dee Ann Divis
March 9, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to Resign

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said Friday she would resign to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso. 

“It has been a privilege to serve alongside our Airmen over the last two years and I am proud of the progress that we have made restoring our nation’s defense,” Wilson said in a statement. “We have improved the readiness of the force; we have cut years out of acquisition schedules and gotten better prices through competition; we have repealed hundreds of superfluous regulations; and we have strengthened our ability to deter and dominate in space.” 

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By Dee Ann Divis
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INDUSTRY VIEW

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March 19, 2019

Israel Aerospace Industries Unveils ADA-O to Enable Land Platforms to Deal With GNSS Anti-Jammers

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EndRun Launches Metrology Grade Time and Frequency Standard

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March 4, 2019

SES-12 Satellite Now Operational to Serve Asia-Pacific, the Middle East

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GNSS TIMELINE

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March 20, 2019

Commercial UAV Expo Europe is Scheduled for April 8-10

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March 19, 2019

March 21 Webinar: Scanning Ahead with Unmanned Waveform LiDAR

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March 7, 2019

Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2019 Theme is “Augment Yourself with GNSS…”

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COLUMNS & EDITORIALS

March 21, 2019

Budget Brawl Could Impact GPS

The GPS community made real progress during 2018. The first GPS III satellite was launched, the contractor for the GPS IIIF satellites was chosen and work on the new ground system appeared to be on a good track. In addition, after years of waiting, two of three requested Galileo signals were approved for official use in the United States and Congress ordered the building of a backup system for GPS timing.

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By Dee Ann Divis
March 14, 2019

European Space Sector Gets Defensive

Officials representing the European Union are now publicly advancing the use of EU space assets, including the Galileo satellite-based navigation system, for military purposes. Galileo has traditionally been touted as a purely civil, purely nonmilitary system, but times and circumstances are changing.

The theme of the EU Space Week session Security and Defense was established by the introductory text that appeared in the event’s program: “The development of the European space sector has, from the outset, been linked to security, either that of the Member States or the EU itself.”

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By Peter Gutierrez
March 6, 2019

Galileo in 2019 … and Yet it Moves

Thinking Allowed

In the GNSS race launches are often quoted as the main event for the coming year — there won’t be another launch for Galileo until 2020. Despite this, in 2019 new capabilities are going to be introduced that will allow users to profit even more of the unique features offered by the Galileo system. As Galileo Galilei used to say “e pur si muove” (and yet it moves).

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By Inside GNSS
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