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Aug 2021 | No Comment

The USA has issued the Memorandum on Space Policy Directive 7 on January 15, 2021. This Space Policy Directive establishes implementation actions and guidance for United States space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) programs and activities for United States national and homeland security, civil, commercial, and scientific purposes

This policy complements the guidance set forth in …

Mar 2021 | No Comment

NASA advancing GNSS capabilities
NASA is developing capabilities that will allow missions at high altitudes to take advantage of signals from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations — like GPS commonly used in the U.S. These signals — used on Earth for navigation and critical timing applications — could provide NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon …

Jan 2021 | No Comment

The polar regions aside, access to highly accurate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data opens up enormous potential for economic growth, reduced inequality, and international co-operation. Access to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has become a fundamental expectation and mainstay of the modern world.

Dec 2020 | No Comment

Discussion draft of the National Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
The Government of India has released the discussion draft of the National Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Policy framed by the UTM Committee constituted under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. This policy is drafted under the overarching framework of the Draft UAS Rules 2020 and …

Dec 2020 | No Comment

GSA releases the 3rd GNSS user technology report
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just released its latest GNSS User Technology Report, providing a comprehensive analysis of latest GNSS trends and developments. With contributions from leading GNSS receiver and chipset manufacturers, the report serves as a valuable tool to support planning and decision-making with regards …

Nov 2020 | No Comment

Wolbachia releases in high-density urban areas are expected to be highly cost-effective and could potentially be the first cost-saving intervention for dengue. Sites with strong public health infrastructure, fiscal capacity, and community support should be prioritised

Oliver J. Brady

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
Department of …

Oct 2020 | No Comment

Bushfire Inquiry Report by NSW Government
The NSW Government, Australia has released the independent NSW Bushfire Inquiry, which examined the causes, preparation and response to the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.
All 76 recommendations will be accepted in principle, with further work to be done on specific timelines to give communities assurance that changes will be made …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Survey of India to use drones for mapping of villages in India
Survey of India (SoI) has now approval from DGCA for high definition aerial mapping of villages in India using drones. The mapping agency of India got permission for the purpose under the SVAMITVA scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj which stands for ‘Survey …

Jul 2020 | No Comment

Broadening perspective with the new UltraCam Osprey 4.1 
Vexcel Imaging released the next generation UltraCam Osprey 4.1, a highly versatile large-format aerial camera for the simultaneous collection of photogrammetric-grade nadir imagery (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB). Frequent updates of sharp, noise-free and highly accurate digital representations of the world are essential for modern city …

May 2020 | No Comment

SUGUS kicks off, a European project for integrating drones into the airspace
GMV has been awarded the SUGUS project (Solution for E-GNSS USpace Service), which aims to speed up the takeup of GNSS and Galileo in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) segment. SUGUS, an 18-month, 485,000- euro, European Union R&D project, is to be carried …