Articles in the GNSS News Category

Oct 2020 | No Comment

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services
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 …

Sep 2020 | No Comment

SpaceX launches third GPS Block III satellite
SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket with the third Block III GPS satellite, named SV03. Block III is the next generation of GPS satellites, replacing the aging Block II series. This will be SpaceX’s second GPS launch, out of the five they have been awarded so far.
SpaceX previously launched …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

NIST seeks public input on use of PNT services
To bolster the resilience of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the wide scope of technologies and services that rely on precision timing, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting information from the public about the broad use of positioning, …

Jun 2020 | No Comment

“Galileo Green Lane” App
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) in collaboration with the European Commission has developed a mobile solution, the “Galileo Green Lane” App, to facilitate the free movement of freight, reduce waiting times at EU borders, and prioritize essential goods during the current COVID-19 pandemic response.
The app uses the positioning services of …

May 2020 | No Comment

Ultra-Secure, Jam-Resistant GPS M-Code signal to operationalize soon
The final steps to fully-enable the ultra-secure, jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal on the GPS are now underway.
As part of the U.S. military’s effort to modernize GPS, the U.S. Space Force has been steadily upgrading its existing GPS Ground Operational Control System (OCS). The Space Force …

Mar 2020 | No Comment

The ION releases the GNSS Software Defined Radio (SDR) metadata standard
The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) GNSS Software Defined Radio Metadata Standard document has been published and is available at
The Global Navigation Satellite Systems Software Defined Radio Sample Data Metadata Standard is the product of a three year long effort of the ION …

Feb 2020 | No Comment

ISRO’s NavIC will support Qualcomm
Qualcomm has released three new chipsets that will come with support for India’s NavIC satellites — developed by ISRO. Support for NavIC will be seen on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 720G, 662 and 460. These are budget to midtier performing chipsets that will be seen on upcoming budget-friendly smartphones.
Galileo …

Jan 2020 | No Comment

Advanced Navigation raises $13M for global expansion, R&D
Australian-based Advanced Navigation, which develops artificial intelligencebased navigation technologies for robotics and self-driving vehicles, this week announced it has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round.
The round was led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund, along with Brick & Mortar Ventures and In-Q-Tel. …

Dec 2019 | No Comment

SPARC – SBAS simulation platform for authentication reliable concepts
The European Commission is exploring the possibility of improving the security of the SBAS service. SBAS data is currently trusted by end users, even if the navigation data (and signals) are not protected. The objective of the SPARC project is to identify a viable solution to …

Nov 2019 | No Comment

GPS III ground system operations contingency program nearing operational acceptance
The Global Positioning System enterprise reached another major milestone on Oct. 21, when the GPS III Contingency Operations Program (COps) successfully connected with the first GPS III satellite on orbit. The COps system will allow the Air Force to operationally command and control the new, more …