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New Builds • January 19, 2018

BeiDou Phase 3 Signals Added to Spirent's GNSS RF Constellation Simulators

Spirent Communications plc, a provider in BeiDou, GPS and other GNSS testing solutions, announced this week that BeiDou Phase 3 signals have been added to its GNSS RF constellation simulators. The addition of these new signals to the GSS7000 and GSS9000 simulators follows the launch of the first two Beidou-3 satellites in November 2017.

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018
Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, Munich, Germany
December 21, 2017

Once again, GPS to Help NORAD Track Santa Claus’ Journey

This is a very exciting and anxious time of year for boys and girls as they await the arrival of Santa Claus and his bag of toys. Fortunately, for those who need to know exactly when to expect this wonderful arrival, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa each year during the holiday season, using satellite systems and high-powered radars to deliver the Santa Tracker.

New Builds • December 14, 2017

DATAGNSS Launches D302-RTK Cost-Effective, High-Accuracy Handheld RTK Receiver

DATAGNSS, a company specialized in rugged data collector based in Hong Kong, just announced their cost-effective all-in-one handheld RTK receiver, D302-RTK.

D302-RTK is a high accuracy positioning handheld device with rugged design, based on Android OS. It integrates with optimized centimeter-level RTK positioning engine. With an external survey antenna or optional helix antenna, D302-RTK provides up to 2-centimeter positioning accuracy, according to the company. This RTK handheld device supports WiFi/BT/LTE networks.

December 12, 2017

Successful Liftoff: Ariane 5 Rocket Payload Carries 4 Galileo Satellites

Viewers watching Arianespace’s live video webcast Tuesday witnessed a successful launch that began at approximately 1820 GMT (1:20 p.m. EST).

Prior to liftoff, four European navigation satellites were fastened on top of an Ariane 5 rocket awaiting liftoff from Kourou, French Guiana, Tuesday to propel the Galileo navigation network closer to global service. The Ariane 5’s upper stage was slated to deliver the spacecraft to a circular orbit more than 14,000 miles above Earth around four hours after launch.

New Builds • December 8, 2017

Trimble’s ISOBUS-Compatible GFX-750 Display System Features Advanced Guidance Controller for Agriculture Applications

Trimble recently introduced the Trimble GFX-750 display system for agriculture applications. The display system comes with the simple-to-install, roof-mounted NAV-900 guidance controller featuring Trimble’s most advanced multi-constellation GNSS receiver. The satellite coverage provides farmers with more robust signal availability which means more active working time — especially in hilly terrain.

December 7, 2017

U.S. and China Satellite Cooperation Designed to Provide Better Protection, Service for Civilian GPS Users

Big news came out of Washington, D.C. earlier this week regarding BeiDou and GPS as he United States and China have negotiated compatible signal characteristics that will both protect and enhance service for users of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the equivalent Chinese system.

January 29, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA, USA
Inside GNSS • November/December 2017

GSA's GNSS Opinion Leaders

“Using multiple GNSS can significantly enhance signal acquisition, satellite visibility, spatial geometry and measurement redundancy,” said Bernhard Richter, Leica Geosystems GNSS business director. “We have always been about multi- GNSS and multi-frequency. Our users are not asking what ‘kind’ of position we give them; they are saying ‘Give us the best possible position’, period.”

We spoke to Richter about his company’s habit of pushing technological boundaries in the service of its very real-world clients.

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