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May 19, 2012

MBOC Patent Dispute Could Affect U.S. Military, European Civil GNSS Users

(Updated May 21) U.S. warfighters could be affected and European navigation users could end up paying more if the British are able to enforce a patent on technology at the heart of the new GPS and Galileo civil signals.

May 19, 2012

First GPS III Launch Delayed by Up to a Year, OCX by Two Years

The launch of the first GPS III satellite has slipped to 2015 and completion of the ground control system is now delayed by up to two years, according to the chief of the Air Force’s space operations  

“We'll be ready to launch the first GPS III in 2015, but it now appears the next generation GPS Operational Control System, or OCX, won't be ready for about a year or two after that,” General William L. Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command told attendees at the 28th Annual National Space Symposium.

May 15, 2012

LightSquared Vows to Fight for Wireless Broadband Plan Despite Bankruptcy

Thwarted thus far in efforts to convert satellite spectrum into a terrestrial service, LightSquared Inc. and 19 affiliates have filed for bankruptcy. But the would-be wireless broadband provider said it had not abandoned efforts to build out a nationwide network of transmitters that extensive tests have shown would interfere with GPS receivers.

May 4, 2012

Racelogic Wins Two Queen's Awards for Enterprise for GNSS Simulator Business

UK-based Racelogic has been singled out as a double winner in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, receiving both Innovation and International Trade awards.

Announced on April 21 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, the 2012 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise listings contained 209 companies, with Racelogic being one of only four to be honored with the award for both Innovation and International Trade.

May 3, 2012

Cybersecurity Bills Could Reshape GPS Anti-Interference Efforts

Legislation moving through Congress could reshape efforts to counter GPS interference as the government steps up its efforts to fight cybercrime and protect critical systems like the power grid and communications networks.

Though cybersecurity generally focuses on protecting information systems the broad definitions in some legislation now on the Hill appear to encompass GPS support systems, some user communities, and even the constellation itself.

April 30, 2012

Common GPS Galileo Civil Signal Could Go Back on the Table in Patent Dispute

The U.S. government is so unhappy about a British patent claim on the new civil GPS signal that, if things cannot be worked out, officals might consider abandoning the countries’ interoperable signal structure, sources told Inside GNSS.

April 30, 2012

Falcone Appears Ready to Step Away from LightSquared Role in Face of Creditors, GPS Interference

Harbinger Capital Management LLC fund manager Philip Falcone has reportedly agreed to eventually withdraw from his leadership position with LightSquared Inc., the would-be wireless broadband that ran into problems because its proposed terrestrial transmitters would have caused interference to GPS receivers.

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