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Usage of NaviC system has increased in India

The Government of India has informed that the usage of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NaviC system) has increased in India. NavIC finds utilization in national projects like public vehicle safety, power grid synchronization, real-time train information system, fishermen safety, etc.

Other upcoming initiatives viz. common alert protocol-based emergency warning, time dissemination, geodetic network, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. are in the process of adopting NavIC system. Many mobile phone models in the country are already having NavIC compatibility. Department of Space is constantly engaged with the manufacturers of mobile phones and chipsets to support them technically for adding NavIC compatibility in their devices.

Russia launches final GLONASS-M navigation satellite into orbit

Russia added another piece to its GLONASS satellite-navigation network on November 28, 2022. A Soyuz rocket rocket topped with a GLONASS-M satellite lifted off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwestern Russia Monday at 10:17 a.m. EST (1517 GMT; 6:17 p.m. Moscow time). The spacecraft was successfully delivered to its target orbit and has received the designation Cosmos 2564, according to Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency.

NGA seeks feedback on how to improve Earth modeling

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking information from the GNSS community on upgrades to its Stardust program. Stardust develops models of the Earth used in geomatics. The upgrades will result in modernization of geomatics information technology systems and infrastructure. The update includes migration of models to the cloud.

Stardust is run by the NGA Foundation GEOINT Integrated Program Office, partnered with the Foundation GEOINT Group (NGA/SF) within the Source Operations and Management Directorate


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