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Galileo begins serving the globe; new contracts signed

December 15th, 2016 by

Europe’s own Galileo satellite navigation system has begun operating, with the satellites in space delivering positioning, navigation and timing information to users around the globe. Several contracts regarding the system’s operation have been signed.

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Precise Point Positioning via EGNOS

October 6th, 2016 by

French space agency CNES and Thales Alenia Space conducted a demonstration under real conditions in July 2016 that will bring significant new evolutions to the satellite navigation market, the company said. The demonstration was designed to validate the performance of Precise Point Positioning (PPP), a new technology operated via the EGNOS satnav augmentation service.

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(D)GPS jamming: GLONASS to the rescue?

July 22nd, 2016 by

The University of Nottingham and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run aground.

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Iridium launches ‘alternative’ Global Positioning System service

May 23rd, 2016 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced the official launch of Satellite Time and Location (STL), an alternative or companion to traditional location-based technologies, and declared it ready for use. For the first time, end users now have access to accurate and resilient position, navigation and timing (PNT) technology that works anywhere on the planet, even indoors.

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More Galileo satellites broadcasting navigation signals

December 1st, 2015 by

Having completed their checks in space, two more of Europe’s Galileo satellites are now fully operational, broadcasting navigation signals and, from today, relaying search and rescue messages from across the globe.

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Inmarsat, ESA complete Phase 1 of Iris precursor

July 14th, 2015 by

Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced the successful completion of Phase 1 of ESA’s Iris Precursor; the ‘Final Design Review’ to validate the architecture & system design, and the safety & security of ESA’s Iris programme.

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