Articles in the GNSS News Category

Jul 2022 | No Comment

UK satellite navigation signal generated
An Inmarsat-led team of companies in the UK, building on national expertise and prior experience within the group, has begun broadcasting a satellite navigation signal as part of a programme to explore the creation of a sovereign national capability in resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) for the aviation and …

Jul 2022 | No Comment

Chinese-made BeiDou satellite system output value hits new record
The output value of China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) reached a new high of 469 billion yuan ($69 billion) in 2021, up 16.29 percent year on year, according to a white paper recently released.
The white paper, issued by the Global Navigation Satellite System …

May 2022 | No Comment

First high-orbit GLONASS satellite in 2028
Russia plans to launch the first of the six high-orbit GLONASS satellites into orbit in 2028, according to the head of the GLONASS Application Division in the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Ivan Revnivykh. Such satellites will be able to transmit two navigational signals with code division in the L1 …

May 2022 | No Comment

EASA publishes SIB to warn of intermittent GNSS outages near Ukraine conflict areas
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) warning of the increased probability of problems with GNSS in the current context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The SIB proposes mitigation actions to be taken by the …

Mar 2022 | No Comment

U.S. Air Force procures Orolia’s CRPA testing solution
Orolia Defense & Security has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility to deliver a BroadSim Wavefront. BroadSim Wavefront is a pillar of innovation among Orolia’s Skydel-powered advanced GNSS simulators. The GWEF provides laboratory testing and simulation tools for developing precision-guided weapon technology, …

Mar 2022 | No Comment

Arianespace to launch 8 new Galileo satellites
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has chosen Arianespace to launch four new Galileo satellites. With this order, EUSPA takes over the role of placing launch services contracts for Galileo from ESA, which acted so far in the name and on behalf of the European …

Feb 2022 | No Comment

ISRO and OPPO India to work towards providing NavIC messaging services
NavIC system, in addition to its primary function of providing PNT services, is also capable of broadcasting short messages. This messaging service is being used for broadcasting safety-of-life alerts in areas with poor or no communication, particularly in the oceans.
Indian Space Research Organisation has entered …

Jan 2022 | No Comment

GIOVE-A, Galileo Pathfinder satellite, de-commissioned
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully de-commissioned GIOVE-A, the pathfinder satellite for Europe’s Galileo constellation, after 16 years of operations in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). The decision to decommission the satellite was made due to the obsolescence in computing systems required for the operation of GIOVE-A, and de-commissioning of the …

Dec 2021 | No Comment

Galileo satellites arrive at Europe’s Spaceport
Galileo atellites crossed the Atlantic from ESA’s ESTEC Test Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands to Cayenne in French Guiana. These are the first of the last batch of Galileo First Generation satellites, known as ‘Batch 3’, made up of 12 satellites in all. They are built by OHB SE …

Oct 2021 | No Comment

Experimenting satellite-based positioning on the lunar surface
The project NEIL (Navigation Early Investigation on Lunar surface) will experiment satellite-based positioning on the lunar surface. The project is at the center of an agreement between the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and NASA, linked to the CLPS 19-D mission (NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Service, Task Order 19) in …