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September 19, 2019

Portable, Rapid-Install Precision Lander Enables Remote Operations

A portable differential GPS-based precision landing system that guides aircraft in to spot landings in all weather, challenging terrain and surfaces conditions proved itself in a rapid set-up demo before military officials of five countries recently. A Raytheon team set up the company’s Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) in less than an hour on a small footprint and promptly brought in multiple F-35Cs, long-range stealth strike fighters, to the same designated runway landing point every time over the course of six different approaches.

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September 6, 2019

Deep-Space Clock Could Blaze Trail to Improved GNSS Accuracy

The U.S. National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) has activated an orbiting ultra-precise atomic clock orbiting aboard a spacecraft provided by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems. If the clock performs as well in space as it has in the lab, losing only one second every 10 million years, the technology could enable far-reaching deep space missions—and improve the accuracy of GNSS timing and positioning.

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August 5, 2019

European-Chinese Satellite to Study Interaction Between the Solar Wind and Earth’s Magnetosphere

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the European component of the SMILE satellite (Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer). SMILE will be the first joint satellite mission between ESA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), following on from the success of the Double Star / Tan Ce mission which flew between 2003 and 2008.

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By Inside GNSS
July 12, 2019

With M-Code On Its Way, Collins Aerospace’s New GPS Receiver Ready to Help Customers

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has begun taking orders for its latest-generation Miniature PLGR Engine – M-Code (MPE-M) GPS receiver set for 2020 production deliveries. According to independent testing, the MPE-M is the lowest Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) small Type II form factor ground receiver available and incorporates the company’s recently certified Common GPS Module (CGM).

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By Inside GNSS
June 26, 2019

Safran, Orolia Announce Global Resilient PNT Partnership

Enables Complex Military Missions in GNSS Denied Environments

At last week’s Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, Safran and Orolia announced the signing of a strategic partnership to offer the latest resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions for military forces, especially in GNSS denied environments.

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