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March 30, 2022

Europe Initiates Ambitious SBAS Expansions: Dual-Frequency Multi-Constellation Signals Coming to EGNOS

The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) will soon launch a new maritime solution that will make legacy and costly coastal ground-based augmentation systems redundant. Meanwhile, the next generation EGNOS V3, featuring dual-frequency, multi-constellation (DFMC) services, is set to come online by 2028, once GPS L5 is declared operational.

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By Peter Gutierrez
February 17, 2022

Military GPS Equipment Delays Prompt Army, Marines to Buy Direct, Says Latest Pentagon Report

U.S. military efforts to field jam-resistant GPS weaponry not only run behind schedule, they continue to fall back, according to the annual report from the Department of Defense (DoD) Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) Nickolas Guertin. Because “the lack of M-code capable receivers limits the M-code use by U.S. and allied warfighters,” branches of the Armed Forces are now sourcing directly from commercial suppliers.

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By Inside GNSS
February 7, 2022

GNSS and Earth Observation Market Report Finds 200 Billion Euro ($229 Billion) Revenue Generated in 2021

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has published its Earth Observation (EO) & GNSS Market Report, an outgrowth of its annual GNSS Market Report now that the agency has also taken on Earth observation among its administrative responsibilities. The Report is compiled and written for all those making these technologies part of their business plan and developing downstream applications.

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By Inside GNSS
January 27, 2022

The Stars Return: Draper Patents Celestial Navigation System

Scientists at Draper Laboratory have patented a celestial navigation system called a sliced-lens star tracker, which in its early form can achieve 50-meter accuracy in GNSS-denied environments. Improvements are expected as the technology evolves. Vehicles of all kinds may be able to benefit when using this system for navigating by the stars.

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By Inside GNSS

EUSPA Now Controls Galileo Launches; Arianespace to Orbit 8

Arianespace recently announced it will launch a total of eight new Galileo satellites over the next few years.

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) selected Arianespace to launch four new Galileo satellites for Europe’s satellite navigation system, according to a news release. This comes after the European Space Agency’s (ESA) order to launch four satellites last October and will complete the deployment of first-generation Galileo satellites.

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