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November 5, 2020

GPS Satellite Launch Company Acquired by Large Defense Contractor

Parsons Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Braxton Science & Technology Group (BSTG). Braxton Technologies‘ Launch, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations (LADO) system has been a key part of GPS satellite launches since 2007. LADO has performed all the mission planning, commanding and telemetry processing necessary to prepare all GPS satellites for operational use.

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Taoglas Unveils New Compact Active Multiband GNSS Antennas for Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and Precision Agriculture

Taoglas, a provider in antenna designs, unveiled its new active, multiband GNSS antennas, the MagmaX2 AA.200 and Colosseum X XAHP.50, engineered for  applications that require critical high-accuracy positioning and timing, including autonomous driving and precision agriculture applications. The lightweight, cost-sensitive compact antennas can obtain similar levels of multipath rejection compared to conventional geodetic antenna, according to the company.

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October 30, 2020

SBAS for Aviation Opens over Africa and Indian Ocean

In September, the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) started broadcasting a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) signal over Africa and the Indian Ocean. This marks the first SBAS open service in the region, modeled based on the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS).

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Vertical Positioning for E911, LBS Now in 16 Major US Markets

NextNav, a provider of 3D geolocation, announced the availability of its vertical positioning service in sixteen major metropolitan areas in the US. The vertical positioning service helps first responders find people — via their cell phones or tablets — faster in multi-story buildings, opens up new urban markets for location-based applications, and unlocks a new ecosystem of 3D geolocation products.

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Letter to Senate Says FCC Order Will Negatively Impact Industry and Government

A broad cross-industry coalition sent a strongly worded letter to the  Senate Commerce Committee warning that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Ligado Order that impacts GPS, if left in place, “would upend decades of sound spectrum policy, negatively impact a significant cross-section of commercial, federal, and academic users who rely on the many different L-band satellite services, and threaten the safety of most Americans.”

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