Aerospace and Defense

February 14, 2019

Government Researchers Working to Address GPS Vulnerabilities

Two recent reports have underscored the threats to the GPS system from space-capable adversaries. Both the Worldwide Threat Assessment, released Jan. 30 by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and theDefense Intelligence Agency’s newly released Challenges to Security in Spacedetail the potential for China, Russia and others to damage the constellation or disrupt its signals.

With worries mounting about these risks, and the more mundane but still harmful prospect of regional jamming or spoofing, organizations throughout the U.S. government are working on ways to address vulnerabilities and find ways to operate without GPS.

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By Dee Ann Divis
February 8, 2019

SATELLITE 2019 Returns to DC in May

SATELLITE 2019 is a global show designed for anyone from anywhere in the world who is looking to better their business operations or enhance their strategy through connectivity and by joining thousands with the same mindset. The conference will be held May 6-9, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

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By Inside GNSS
February 4, 2019

Institute of Navigation Announces Winners of 2018 Annual Awards at ITM and PTTI Conference

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting in Reston, Virginia, January 28-31, 2019. The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.

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By Inside GNSS
January 31, 2019

GPS Backup May Get More Attention as Lawmakers Highlight Risks to Space Assets, Critical Infrastructure

China, Russia and other adversaries including Iran and North Korea pose a threat to U.S. infrastructure on the ground and in space according to a new congressional report,  a conclusion that may sharpen lawmakers’ focus on building a recently mandated backup system for GPS timing,

The Worldwide Threat Assessment, released Wednesday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says that all four nations plus criminal organizations have the ability to use cyber techniques to create local disruptions of critical infrastructure.

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By Dee Ann Divis
January 29, 2019

ION’s ITM/PTTI 2019 Kicks Off in Fine Fashion on Tuesday

The first full day of the Institute of Navigation’s ITM/PTTI 2019 conference wrapped up Tuesday after a busy, education-filled day at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia.

The program kicked off with a welcome and introductions by ION President Dr. John Raquet and program chairs Dr. Olivier Julien (ITM Program) and Dr. Michael Coleman (PTTI Program), who announced that this year marked 50 years of meetings for PTTI, with the first meeting having been held in 1969.

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By Stan Goff
January 28, 2019

Europe Looking for a Goal in Space

Politics, funding and vision took center stage at the 11th EU Space Policy Conference (2019) in Brussels. The event, which brings together everyone who’s anyone in the European space community, was themed loosely around the idea that it is time to connect with the European citizen.

Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, reminded participants that European elections are coming soon, and the result will be crucial for everyone, although she did not elaborate or suggest who anyone should vote for.

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By Peter Gutierrez