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April 29, 2021

European Court of Auditors Says Galileo Should Try Harder

The European Union has not done enough to harness the full potential of its space programs, according to a special report published April 21 by the European Court of Auditors (ECA). While the satellite-based programs Galileo and Copernicus provide valuable services and data, more efforts are needed to capitalize on the significant investment made  — around €18 billion so far —  and to optimize the benefits they bring to citizens and the economy.

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By Inside GNSS
April 9, 2021

New Atomic Clocks to Get Precision Timing Down Cold, Back up GPS for Infrastructure

ColdQuanta received two development contracts from U.S. Government agencies worth $2.55M in total, based on the company’s Quantum Core technology that uses atoms cooled to a temperature of nearly absolute zero, and lasers to manipulate and control the atoms with extreme precision. According to the Boulder, Colorado-based company, cold atom quantum technology can be used for secure global navigation, quantum timekeeping, and communications.

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By Inside GNSS
April 8, 2021

Top Shelf: New Authoritative Compilation of PNT Technologies in the 21st Century

A new tome — make that two new tomes — join the bookshelf of essential and authoritative references for GNSS users, while widening the umbrella a good deal to cover all PNT technologies, their sensors and their integrations. Edited by four leading lights of the community and assistant-edited by two more, its list of authors rounds up another 131 of the “usual suspects,” the names that are seen repeatedly in the presentations at technical conference and on their organizing boards. In every one of 64 subject matters, the author(s) is/are recognized experts, in many cases the recognized expert, on the material.

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By Alan Cameron
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