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September 30, 2015

China Launches 20th BeiDou Satellite

China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its GNSS network at 7:13 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
According to the China state news agency Xinhua, the spacecraft was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and for the first time featured a hydrogen atomic clock.

September 30, 2015

Privacy Hard to Maintain as Apps Gather GNSS Location Data for Retailers, Crowd-Sourcing

The average person with a smart phone has their location revealed every three minutes, according to a recent study, information that can be determined even if GNSS capabilities are turned off, experts said.

Research published last year by Carnegie Mellon, showed that, overall, “somebody or something was trying to get your location” every three minutes, said Logan Scott, an expert in GPS, cellular and wireless technologies. “Over a space of two weeks the average is about 6,200 position reports coming out of that (phone).”

September 30, 2015

GNSS Receiver Manufacturers Thwart Jamming, Spoofing

[SIGNALS exclusive] With customers demanding greater security against hackers and jamming, GNSS receiver manufacturers are incorporating a widening array of techniques to thwart interference both natural and nefarious.

But sometimes security-related innovations take a while to catch on.

September 30, 2015

GNSS Stars in ITS World Congress

GNSS technology, which has been in the background of many intelligent transport system (ITS) projects and programs, will be front and center at the ITS World Congress 2015 next week (October 5-9, 2015) in Bordeaux, France.

Under the theme, “Towards Intelligent Mobility — Better Use of Space,” the event will draw thousands of registered attendees and around 200 exhibitors to take part in technical sessions, panel discussions, and demonstrations of ITS technology, products, and servuces.

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September 17, 2015

Unicore Releases High-End, High-Precision UB380 GNSS Receiver Board

Unicore released UB380 GPS/GLONASSS/BDS high precision board at ION GNSS+ 2015, held this week in Tampa, Florida.

UB380 is a 384-channel, multi-GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, and the BeiDou Satellite System (BDS) based on Unicore’s multi-GNSS system on a chip. The receiver board can support GPS L1, L2, and L5; GLONASS L1, L2; and BDS B1, B2 and B3.

September 16, 2015

UNAVCO Names Septentrio as Preferred Vendor for GNSS Reference Stations

UNAVCO has announced the selection of Septentrio to be the preferred vendor of next-generation GNSS reference stations for the Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope (GAGE) Facility. The preferred vendor status is valid through the duration of the GAGE Facility Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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