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March 2, 2007
More Perils for Galileo . . . and Other GNSS Dramas

A convergence of developments over the past few months has brought Europe’s Galileo program to the most critical passage of its history —…

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January 31, 2007
NordNav, CPS Purchase to Support Mobile Phone Effort

BlueTooth technology provider CSR, of Cambridge, United Kingdom, has acquired NordNav Technologies AB, of Sweden, and Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd. (CPS) of also…

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January 31, 2007
Trimble Acquires @Road, Spacient

Trimble of Sunnyvale, California, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire publicly held @Road, Inc. of Fremont, California, and has purchased privately…

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January 31, 2007
GPS Block III Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has awarded two $50 million contracts to Boeing and Lockheed Martin to execute a system design review for the…

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January 31, 2007
DHS Buys IEC’s 3-D Locator

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC), Anaheim, California, has been awarded a preproduction contract for Advanced Three-Dimension Locators by the Department of Homeland Security…

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January 31, 2007
RTK Precise Positioning

Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s NovAtel Inc. offers a new real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning solution, known as AdVance RTK, designed to enhance the precision and…

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January 31, 2007
Moscow International SatNav Forum

Profi-T-Centre Ltd., a Russian business conferencing company, and IIR, a London, England–based business information, conferencing, and consulting firm, are organizing an International Satellite…

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January 2, 2007
GLONASS Seeks a Commercial Future

Russia is showing ever-stronger signs of a serious intention of not merely restoring its GNSS system, GLONASS, but of turning it into a…

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January 2, 2007
Galileo: Coping with Change, China, and Challenges

The 14-year (and counting) history of Europe’s Galileo program has always made for a complex story line. And it’s not getting any simpler….

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November 1, 2006
Loran Revives; NDGPS Fades

The Loran terrestrial radionavigation system might well be pulled back from its 12-year-long dance on the brink of extinction, while the Nationwide Differential…

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November 1, 2006
Compass: And China’s GNSS Makes Four

China has confirmed what many have been expecting for some time: it will construct the world’s fourth GNSS system — joining the systems…

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October 1, 2006
Progress Amid Criticism: Challenging the Galileo Obstacle Course

As the clock runs out on the Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU) that has guided the institutional development of the European GNSS program for…

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October 1, 2006
GPS: Launches of Satellites and Institutional Initiatives

Successful launch of the second modernized Block IIR satellite, IIR-15(M2), on September 25 and scheduling of another IIR-M launch on November 14 underlines…

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September 1, 2006
USAF Announces More IIF Delay

The GPS Block IIF program continues to lose ground, with first launch of a satellite now projected as no sooner than May 2008…

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September 1, 2006
GPS . . . the Movie (You So Knew It Had to Happen)

This is what happens when the grandchildren of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland go out and “rent the old barn and put on…

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