New Builds • February 21, 2017
Thalwil, Switzerland-based u-blox has announced the launch of its new UBX-M8230-CT GNSS receiver chip, designed to offer a unique balance of performance and ultra-low power use.
February 16, 2017
Chinese navigation satellite BeiDou-3 is scheduled to be launched in July 2017, according to its developer, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). As reported in January by People’s Daily, a publication of the state news agency, the company claimed that six to eight satellites will be deployed within the year.
New Builds • February 15, 2017
LabSat announced the launch of the new LabSat 3 Wideband, which can record multiple signals from different constellations, simultaneously, and the company also is developing an updated version of its SatGen software.
The LabSat 3 Wideband can record GPS L1, L2 and L5 at the same time as GLONASS G1 and G2, and BeiDou B1 and B2. The company describes the lightweight unit as its most powerful to date, yet the small, easy-to-use LabSat 3 Wideband retains the one-touch recording and playback of files.
February 14, 2017
Speakers at last month’s 9th Annual Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels wasted no time in addressing the somewhat worrying failure of a number of Galileo onboard clocks, as revealed by European Space Agency Director General Johan-Dietrich Woerner at a press briefing earlier in January in Paris. He made clear at the time that the clock failures, while indeed troubling, had had no effect on the operational integrity of the Galileo system.
New Builds • February 13, 2017
Emlid, with headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Russia and manufacturing done in China, has introduced the Reach RS, a rugged, battery-powered real-time kinematic (RTK) GNSS receiver. The Reach RS enables centimeter-accurate positioning for survey, mapping, agriculture and drones, and is designed to provide an economical solution, according to the company.
March 14, 2017 - March 16, 2017
Exhibition Centre, Nürnberg, Germany
New Builds • February 8, 2017
Topcon Positioning Group has announced the launch of the MR-2, a new modular GNSS receiver system. According to the company, the system combines all current and planned constellation tracking with a comprehensive set of communication interfaces to service any precision application requiring high performance RTK (real-time kinematic) positioning and heading determination.
The MR-2 can perform as a mobile RTK base station, marine navigation receiver, mobile mapping device and as a GNSS receiver for agricultural, industrial, military, or construction applications.
February 7, 2017
Spirent Communications plc’s annual security forecast warns of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on global navigation satellite systems — GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.
February 3, 2017
Another informative joint Institute of Navigation (ION) International Technical Meeting and Precise Time/Time Interval Meeting is in the books and attendees of the event this week in Monterey, California had the opportunity to learn and share ideas on a wide array of topics and technologies.
Inside GNSS • January/February 2017
The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is China’s contribution to the world in the domain of Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS). The BDS is being developed by the Chinese government, mainly through military departments, with key considerations for China’s national security, economic interests and social progress.