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Sep 2017 | No Comment

SpaceX notches 15th landing after launching overdue Formosat-5
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a long-delayed remote sensing satellite for the government of Taiwan Aug. 24, executing another first stage landing in the process. Formosat-5 was built by Taiwan’s space agency, the National Space Organization, known by the acronym NSPO. The 450-kilogram spacecraft was the …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

Russia, China to set up pilot zone to test national navigation systems
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino – Hunchun and Poltavka – Dongning checkpoints on the border in Russia’s Primorsky …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

China plans space-based, solarpowered telecom drones: Report
A research institute affiliated with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp is developing the project “Feiyun,” which means “flying cloud,” the Global Times reported, citing another report in the Science and Technology Daily. The network will be based in “near space”, it said, adding the system will be …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

Google’s Waze launches navigation app for car dashboards
Waze is bringing its navigation and traffic monitoring app to more than 100 models of car as it expands its satnav software beyond smartphones.
The app will be available in cars that use Android Auto, Google’s dashboard software, including models from BMW, Vauxhall, Renault, Ford and Volkswagen …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

Trimble introduces new android application
Trimble has introduced Trimble® Penmap® for Android™, a cloudconnected application for field surveying and high-accuracy GIS data collection that works on mobile handhelds, smartphones and tablets. Trimble Penmap for Android focuses on core survey and mapping tasks such as cadastral and boundary surveys, establishing local control, stake-outs, quality checks and …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

Former ISRO chairman UR Rao dies
Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away. He was 85.
He was suffering from age related ailments and breathed his last at his residence in the city. Rao is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, ISRO officials …

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 …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

Coastal Protection in Thailand by SuperSurv 10
Supergeo has announced that the cuttingedge mobile GIS app- SuperSurv 10 has been selected by a government agency that is in charge of protecting marine and coastal resources in Thailand for spatial data collection. The core mission of this department is to conserve and restore the precious flora …

Aug 2017 | No Comment

ESA communication team hands off responsibility to GSA
After four years of work, the European Space Agency (ESA) team tasked with keeping the world informed on the status of the Galileo satellite navigation system has formally passed on its responsibility to a European Union agency. This shift is part of a wider transfer of responsibilities, …

Jul 2017 | No Comment

Insitu™ announces high accuracy photogrammetry payload
Insitu has announced the successful integration of a 50-megapixel camera into its ScanEagle™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for delivering High Accuracy Photogrammetric (HAP) aerial imagery. The HAP-equipped ScanEagle remotely surveys broad areas quickly, accurately, and safely — due to ScanEagle’s proven Beyond Visual Line of Sight performance and Insitu’s …