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November 6, 2020

GPS III 04 Spaceborne; Rocket Returns to Earth for Re-use

The U.S. Space Force, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and its mission partners successfully launched the Lockheed Martin-built fourth GPS III satellite at 6:24 p.m. Nov. 5 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was carried to orbit aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

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By Inside GNSS
October 28, 2020

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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By Inside GNSS
August 12, 2020

Get with the Inertial Program: An Advanced Engineering Archive

An extensive and significant body of technical information on inertial navigation, including detailed instruction, technical papers and use cases, has appeared online. This valuable resource is openly available to engineers, designers, integrators, and specifiers working on UAVs, aerial and ground survey and mapping, construction, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite communications, military and much more. 

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By Inside GNSS
August 4, 2020

Ready, Steady, Go — Here at Last Comes GLONASS-K

The third next-generation GLONASS-K navigation satellite, postponed several times, will now take place in late August or early September, according to reported statements by Russian space industry sources. This marks a long-delayed step along a road towards interoperability with other GNSS. The first GLONASS-K satellite was launched in 2011 and a second one in 2014.

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By Inside GNSS
July 6, 2020

Silicon MEMS Accelerometer: the Latest Disruptor

MEMS has moved into the high-end market, and the latest disruptor to take into account is silicon MEMS. That’s micro-electromechanical systems based in silicon chips, for short. Accelerometers with up to 100g range and 70µg bias in a very small form factor — 6 cubic centimeters — are exploding the horizons for inertial applications.

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