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GMV guarantees PAZ satellite services

GMV has signed a new contract with INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) for the corrective maintenance of the main elements of its ground segment. The Spanish Paz satellite, with an estimated useful life of seven years, is a dual-use (civil/military) Earth observation satellite in orbit at an altitude of 514 kilometers over the poles and designed for surveillance applications, high-resolution mapping, border control, tactical support in foreign missions, crisis and risk management, natural disaster assessment, environmental control, and maritime environment monitoring.

VERIPOS expands SPAN GNSS+INS portfolio

VERIPOS expands its proven inertial solution SPAN GNSS+INS technology from NovAtel, to dynamic positioning (DP) applications and vessels. SPAN technology delivers a deeply coupled GNSS and inertial navigation system (INS) that provides robust, reliable and continuous centimetre-level positioning for operators to maintain safety and maximize uptime. With a GNSS+INS solution, DP vessels can bridge outages in GNSS tracking and through short periods of radio frequency interference, jamming or spoofing. https://veripos.com

Septentrio GNSS receivers to support the CLAS

Septentrio has launched three new products: mosaic-CLAS, AsteRx-m3 CLAS and AsteRx SB3 CLAS, which support Japan’s high-accuracy Centimeter Level Augmentation Service (CLAS). These GNSS receivers support CLAS on a single device, thanks to the latest GNSS technology which receives the L6 signal, which transmits highaccuracy corrections from Japan’s QZSS constellation. This technology was developed in close cooperation with CORE, a leading integrator of highaccuracy positioning technology and services in Japan. septentrio.com

Harxon Smart Antenna TS112 PRO

Harxon has introduced Smart Antenna TS112 PRO to provide scalable and reliable positioning solutions for severe environments with uneven grounds, underground cables, etc. It is designed with the most up-to-date GNSS technology provided by Harxon and GNSS module provided by Hexagon | NovAtel. Harxon’s X-Survey™ OEM GNSS antenna and Hexagon | NovAtel’s OEM GNSS module combine to offer centimeter-level positioning accuracy with excellent interference mitigation performance for farming fields and wild environments. harxon.com

Locating Shackleton’s historic Endurance using technology by Sonardyne

After more than 100 years lost more than 3,000 m underneath sea ice in the Antarctic’s Weddell Sea, the almost fully intact wreck of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance has been found, supported with underwater navigation and positioning technology from Sonardyne.

The pioneering search, launched in February this year, saw the Endurance22 team deploy Saab Seaeye Sabertooth hybrid autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) from the icebreaking polar supply and research shipS.A. Agulhas II. During their hunt of the seabed, close to where the 1914-1917 expedition came to its end, these underwater robots used Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation system (INS) technology navigate their search routes. They also used Sonardyne’s AvTrak 6 tracking and telemetry transceiver, to send commands and position updates from a Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system, also from Sonardyne, onboard the S.A. Agulhas II. https://endurance22.org

Eos Laser Mapping for Android by Eos Positioning

Eos Positioning Systems has released its popular Eos Laser Mapping™ for ArcGIS solution on Android devices. Previously the free solution, which allows mobile crews to capture asset locations from a distance with survey-grade accuracy, was available only on iOS. The solution combines technology from GIS provider Esri, laser rangefinders from Laser Tech (LTI), and Eos’ own popular Arrow Series® GNSS receivers. The new release on Android currently supports three workflows, or mapping methodologies: Standard Laser Offset (sometimes called Range-Azimuth), Range-Range (or Range-Intersect), and Range- Backsight (a total station-like method).

SkyDeck- A software platform for delivering DaaS

Asteria Aerospace has launched its end-toend drone operations platform – SkyDeck. It is a cloud-based software platform to deliver a DaaS solution for multiple industry verticals such as agriculture, surveying, industrial inspections, and surveillance and security. https://asteria.co.in

ORKID partnership with Unifly

ORKID has partnered with Unifly, UTM technology provider, in a series of test operations. These flight operations will mark an especially important milestone in the certification process required by Aeronáutica Civil, so that ORKID can continue to conduct recurrent commercial flight operations in the near future. www.orkid.tech

Antenova’s ‘Pharaoh’ 4G antenna

Antenova Ltd has halved the footprint of its 4G cellular antennas with its latest offering, the Pharaoh SMD antenna. Designed for small PCBs, the antenna (P/N SR4L073) covers all 4G frequencies: 698 – 824 MHz, 824- 960 MHz, 1710-2170 MHz, 2300- 2400 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz.

World’s smallest Iridium antenna

Helix Geospace has launched the world’s smallest Iridium antenna, which can operate safely near the human head with minimal performance degradation. At only 37mm long and 13.5mm diameter, the HXDC1600 antenna family that meets the Iridium satellite data network’s voice and short-burst data (SBD) requirements. The new Iridium antenna will enable satellite phones to be built at close to the size and cost of a normal cellular mobile phone.

SingularXYZ Launched SAgro100 Automated Steering System

SingularXYZ recently released SAgro100 automated steering system for precision agriculture, improving agricultural resource utilization and productivity. The integrated full-constellation tracking GNSS module and sensitive electric motor enable the SAgro100 to deliver centimeter auto-steering accuracy. The 2.5cm passto- pass accuracy largely improves the utilization of land and other resources, while freeing farmers’ hands.

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