Articles in the News Update Category

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Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III” satellites.
The GPS operational constellation started in 2020 to migrate from GPS II satellites to the new generation GPS III satellites. Through …

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The European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches the #MyGalileoSolution competition. The contest is targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.
GSA has a …

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Trimble has introduced the Trimble® R12i GNSS receiver, the latest addition to its Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) portfolio. The Trimble R12i incorporates Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)-based tilt compensation using Trimble TIP™ technology, which enables points to be measured or staked out while the survey rod is tilted, empowering land surveyors to focus on the …

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The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed more than a dozen other counter drone solutions.
Selection of Titan addresses immediate challenges caused by …

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TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, has announced the availability of TomTom GO Navigation on all major app platforms. Downloadable via the App Store, Google Play and Huawei AppGallery, the TomTom GO Navigation app comes with detailed 3D maps that are stored on the driver’s phone, providing a high-definition driving experience even when driving without …

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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded a record 744 km highway projects for the April-August 2020 period.
NHAI’s project awards are likely to exceed the targeted 4,500 km in FY21.
During April to August 2020, NHAI awarded 26 projects of 744 km length compared to 676 km in FY20, 368 km in FY19 and …

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Space Flight Laboratory (SFL), a developer of 52 distinct microspace missions, has announced the successful launch and deployment of the GHGSat-C1 greenhouse gas monitoring microsatellite and the Slovenian NEMO-HD Earth observation microsatellite. SFL developed the small satellites at its facility in Toronto.
Both satellites were in contact with ground control within hours of their launch on …

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Innovate UK, the country’s innovation agency, has selected Hexagon’s Geospatial division to conduct a research project that will result in faster and higher-precision mapping of railway infrastructure through the use of artificial intelligence. The project is funded by Network Rail, the owner and operator of Great Britain’s railway infrastructure, under its R&D portfolio and delivered …

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The World Bank Group has issued the following statement on August 27, 2020 on the Doing Business Report:
Over the 17 years of its existence, the Doing Business report has been a valued tool for countries seeking to measure costs of doing business. Doing Business indicators and methodology are designed with no single country in mind, but rather to …

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China has successfully sent a high-resolution multi-mode imaging satellite into the planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province Friday.
The satellite was launched by a Long March-4B carrier rocket, according to the China National Space Administration. The satellite is a civil-use optical remote-sensing satellite with a resolution up to the sub-meter …