Articles in the GNSS News Category

Jan 2018 | No Comment

New satellite tracking of inflight aircraft to improve safety
At any given time, there are approximately 59,000 aircraft in flight worldwide. The ability to effectively track, monitor and report these aircraft is paramount to ensuring the safety of passengers and crew, as well as that of communities on the ground. The United Nations specialized agency …

Dec 2017 | No Comment

Air Force accepts delivery of GPS Next Generation Operational Control System
The Space and Missile Systems Center announced that the United States Air Force has accepted delivery of the Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) Launch and Checkout System (LCS) baseline from Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems.
Also known as Block …

Nov 2017 | No Comment

First contract between ESSP and KARI
ESSP has recently signed a framework Contract with KARI (Republic of Korea Aerospace Research Institute) to support them on the set-up of the future Korean Service Provider for KASS, the Korea Augmentation Satellite System similar to the European EGNOS. The signature was sealed last October 25th at the Toulouse …

Oct 2017 | No Comment

ISRO working on substitute navigation satellite
A team from an industry consortium is being trained to assemble the IRNSS- 1I. Work has begun in Bengaluru to assemble a substitute navigation spacecraft, which became essential after the main backup was lost in a failed launch on August 31, 2017.
IRNSS-1I was earlier approved as a ground …

Sep 2017 | No Comment

A Japanese H-2A rocket launched Japan’s third Michibiki satellite to join a constellation of navigation aids to improve positioning services across the country…

Aug 2017 | No Comment

DFS launches Precision Navigation
A new precision navigation procedure, RNP-1 (Required Navigation Performance), has been launched at Frankfurt International Airport, according to German air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS. With RNP-1 and Radius-to-fix, they are increasing their precision navigation in air traffic to a new quality level, which has not been achieved in Germany.
Pilots …

Jul 2017 | No Comment

Japan launches Michibiki 2
Japan launched an H-2A rocket which carries the satellite called “Michibiki No.2” from a space center in Tanegashima, southern Japan.
The first Michibiki satellite was launched into space in 2010 on a trial basis and two more satellites will be sent later this year, according to the Cabinet Office. Once the …

Jun 2017 | No Comment

STMicroelectronics and Allystar partnership
STMicroelectronics is working with Allystar to develop and market GNSS solutions for automotive products and other applications. Allystar is a spin-off from CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. Ltd. and a Chinese GNSS chip designer. ST and Allystar are already co-marketing products for the automotive market and cost-competitive products for the consumer …

May 2017 | No Comment

Air Force says goodbye to 25-yearold GPS satellite
At 25-years old, GPS Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal on April 18. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. Since …

Apr 2017 | No Comment

Galileo search and rescue service ready for green light!
The Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service is Europe‘s contribution to the international emergency beacon locating system called COSPASSARSAT. This essential Galileo service has the potential to dramatically reduce the time to locate and reach people in distress on sea and land.
In the 2017 Munich …