GNSS (all systems)

February 3, 2010

JAXA Gives QZSS Satellite a Nickname – “Michibiki”

Quasi-Zenith satellite orbit

The Japanese Space Agency has selected a nickname for its first GNSS satellite: “Michibiki.”  JAXA received more than 11,000 entries in its recent contest to raise national awareness of the GPS augmentation program.

The first of three Quasi-Zenith satellites will launch during the Japanese 2010 fiscal year, sometime before March 31, 2011. 

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By Inside GNSS
January 29, 2010

Septentrio Announces AsteRx3 Multi-GNSS Receiver

AsteRx3 Receiver from Septentrio

Septentrio has launched the AsteRx3, a compact multi-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Galileo and Compass/Beidou-ready receiver.

AsteRx3 is specially designed for integration in demanding precision positioning, navigation, and automation applications such as land and maritime survey, machine control, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payloads.

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By Inside GNSS
January 16, 2010

NaviForum 2010 Conference

Shanghai Exhibition Center

The Compass/Beidou 2 satellite navigation system will be the focus of China’s 2010 NaviForum.

It will be held from September 1 to 3 2010 in Friendship Hall at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, one of the landmarks of Shanghai. It was built in 1955 and named the "Sino-Soviet Friendship Building."

NaviForum will take place during the 2010 World Expo.

NaviForum will be incorporated into the Intelligent Transportation Systems conference, ITS Conference and Expo Shanghai. 

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By Inside GNSS
January 14, 2010

APEC GIT/14: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation GNSS Implementation Team Meeting

The 14th Meeting of the APEC Global Navigation Satellite System Implementation Team will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Seattle, Washington USA from June 21-24, 2010.

Registration is open online at the web address below.

The last meeting held in Singapore tabled a draft strategy for 2010-15 that emphasized intermodal GNSS transportation applications. It will also serve as the focus of the Seattle meeting.

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By Inside GNSS
January 13, 2010

International CTIA Wireless 2010

International CTIA Wireless, the mobile industry’s annual mega-trade show in Las Vegas, takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25 2010 with a pre-conference on March 22.

It covers everything – technology to retail – about wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, applications, mobile web and data.

Educational sessions on March 23 and 24 include one aimed at engineers and designers, "Next-Gen Networks and Devices."

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By Inside GNSS

FIG International Congress 2010

The 24th international congress of the International Federation of Surveyors will take place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia.

The FIG 2010 keynote speech will be given Monday morning, April 12 by Tim Flannery,
2007 Australian of the Year. He will speak
about climate change, drawing on his book, The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing
the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
, which debuted on
The New York Times bestseller list. 

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By Inside GNSS

AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2010

The largest annual event focusing on international ground, air and maritime unmanned systems will take place this year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from August 24 through 27 2010.

It is sponsored by the industry organization, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

Organizers expect 5,000 people from 30 countries to attend the four days of general sessions, workshops, poster sessions and live demonstrations of civil, commercial and military applications.

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By Inside GNSS
January 12, 2010

The Return of Ashtech: A GNSS Pioneer Leaves Magellan Brand Behind

François Erceau, Ashtech vice-president & general manager

One of the oldest names in the GNSS industry — Ashtech — is returning to the marketplace as both a corporate identity and branded product line.

Magellan Professional announced January 7 that the France- and California-based company had renamed itself Ashtech, confirming the staying power of a precision technology brand that first appeared in 1987.

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By Inside GNSS

Navitech-Expo 2010/ International Satellite Navigation Forum 2010

The International Congress and Exhibition of Navigation Systems, Technologies and Services (Navitech) will take place at the ExpoCentre Fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia from June 1 throught June 3 2010.

Sectors covered include personal navigation equipment, cartography, navigation systems, ITS and traffic control and monitoring hardware and software, security and safety systems, LBS, surveying, OEM modules GPS/GLONASS, radio components, navigation signal simulators, differential corrections systems and inertial systems.

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By Inside GNSS
January 11, 2010

COSPAR 2010: Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly

The 38th Scientific Assembly of COSPAR, the committee on space research and associated events will take place at the Fair and Congress Center Bremen in the German Hanseatic city on July 18 through July 25 2010.

The organizers expect 2,500 scientists at the international biennial event, which covers all aspects of space research and technology.

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By Inside GNSS
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