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October 30, 2010

Asia Multi-GNSS Demonstration Project Schedules Second Workshop in November

Organizers of an ambitious project in the Asia/Oceania region demonstrating the benefits and opportunities for using multiple GNSS systems are moving ahead in their effort to design and implement a five-year campaign.

The 2nd Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on November  21–22, in the two days before the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Form (APRSAF) annual meeting in the city.

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June 30, 2010

New Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign Launched for Asia-Oceania

Interoperability in a world of multiple global navigation satellite systems—everybody talks about it, but not much has been done about it in practice. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) hopes to change that with a five-year campaign demonstrating the benefits and opportunities of maximizing the use of the more than 100 GNSS space vehicles that will be operating over the Asia-Oceania region in the next decade. (See accompanying satellite-visibility graphic).

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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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January 7, 2010

Asia Oceania Region Workshop on GNSS

The Asia Oceania Region Workshop on GNSS is a new event organized by Japan’s space agency and Satellite Positioning Research and Applications Center and GISTDA, Thailand’s space agency.

It will take place at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok hotel on Monday and Tuesday, January 25-26, 2010.

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November 15, 2009

Berlin GNSS Symposium 2009

The international Symposium on GNSS, Space-based and Ground-based Augmentation Systems and Applications 2009 will take place at the Rathaus Wilmersdorf, Fehrbelliner Platz 4, in Berlin from Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 2.

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November 14, 2009

ICG-5, Fifth meeting of the International Committee on GNSS

Torino, Italy

The International Committee on GNSS (ICG), is a voluntary United Nations–backed association that brings together GNSS and augmentation providers — including the United States, Russia, European Union, China, India, and Japan — and associate members representing key user communities.

The group will hold their fifth meeting at the International Training Center in Turin, Italy on October 18-22, 2010. It will be hosted by Italy and the European Union.

Sessions include discussions of GNSS technology in an era of multi-gnss receivers and timing,

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August 27, 2009

NOAA, Japan Establish QZSS Ground Station in Guam

Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled a new ground station in Guam that will track spacecraft from JAXA’s upcoming Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS).

Designed to work seamlessly with the U.S. Global Positioning System, QZSS is a space-based augmentation system (SBAS) being developed by JAXA to improve navigation satellite coverage over Japan and surrounding areas. The first QZSS satellite is expected to launch in 2010.

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August 19, 2009

Russia Building Out GLONASS Monitoring Network, Augmentation System

GLONASS-K spacecraft (artist’s illustration)

With a nearly restored and modernizing GLONASS system beginning to make inroads into mass market products and services, Russia has revealed plans to build out a space-based augmentation system (SBAS) and establish its first ground monitoring stations outside the Russian territory. 

In a July 30 presentation at an International Committee on GNSS (ICG) working group on interoperability, Dmitry Marareskul, head of the onboard satellite navigation sector of Information Satellite System Reshetnev Corporation in Zheleznogorsk, revealed Russia’s plans to expand its network of GLONASS monitoring and measuring stations to include sites in Australia, Cuba, and South America.

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By Inside GNSS
August 11, 2009

China Reveals Updated Compass/ Beidou-2 GNSS Signal Plan

Figure 2. GNSS spectrum (after China ICG presentation)

A new Compass signal and frequency plan introduced at a recent International Committee on GNSS (ICG) working group meeting fills in some of the gaps on China’s current thinking about its GNSS system.

The presentation on the new Compass (Beidou-2) plan came at a July
30–31 workshop of the ICG Working Group A – Compatibility and
Interoperability (WG-A), in Vienna.

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March 6, 2009

Munich Summit Highlights Satellite Navigation Plans, GNSS Program Struggles

Paul Verhoef, European Commission (left), and Yin Jun, China Ministry of Science and Technology

Highlights of the 2009 Munich Satellite Navigation Summit (March 3- 5):
Russia will place its first CDMA signal on the GLONASS L3 frequency that overlaps the European Galileo E5b spectrum; China plans to launch three Compass satellites this year and seven more next year to provide a regional capability for Compass/Beidou, followed by completion of the full 30-MEO, 5-GEO constellation after 2015 and before 2020; Galileo program discussions revealed tensions around negotiations with China about a frequency overlay of Compass signals on the security-oriented Public Regulated Service as well as the question of whether the costs to build Galileo can be kept within the €3.4-billion limit agreed by the European Council and the European Parliament; the GPS Block IIR-20(M) satellite with an L5 demonstration payload will be launched later this month in what may be the program’s last chance to secure primary GPS access to the frequency.

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