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July 1, 2014 - July 3, 2014
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June 4, 2014

FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Operations for Movie and TV Production

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that seven aerial photo and video production companies have asked for regulatory exemptions that would allow the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with FAA approval for the first time.

May 31, 2014

U.S. Eases Export Regulations for GPS Receivers

The U.S. government is set to ease its export rules for space-related and high-speed GPS receivers, moving many such devices out from under the stricter control of the State Department to the portfolio regulated by the Commerce Department, which already oversees the export of civil GPS receivers.

“It’s definitely a move in the right direction,” said one GPS expert.

May 31, 2014

GPS IRT Shuffled, Shrunk in Budget Squeeze

The GPS Independent Review Team (IRT), a key player in GPS policy for nearly 20 years, has been disbanded by the Air Force in what several sources say is an effort to save money.

Created in 1997 for a temporary three-month assignment, the IRT has been instrumental in shaping the current GPS constellation including designing military’s M-code — giving the signal its distinctive two humps — and pushing to get that signal into the constellation earlier than initially planned.

New Builds • May 27, 2014

Trimble Announces Integrated Multi-Constellation GNSS, UHF Module for RTK Apps

Trimble has introduced its new BD930-UHF receiver and communication module, combining a triple-frequency GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo receiver with an integrated UHF module.
Part of Trimble's GNSS OEM portfolio, the new compact module features centimeter-level, real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities, according to the company. By integrating wireless communications on the same module, the BD930-UHF module is designed to significantly simplify the reception of RTK corrections.

October 20, 2015 - October 23, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic
May 21, 2014

China Plans to Complete BeiDou Ahead of Schedule

China’s BeiDou will accelerate the pace of its development, even as the world’s other three GNSS systems are experiencing delays and difficulties, according to speakers in the opening session of the China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2014) today (May 21) in Nanjing.

November 9, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
May 20, 2014

Danish GPS Expert to Lead New Russian GNSS Studies Program

Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU), Russian Federation, will launch an English-language program in GNSS studies this fall, headed by Kai Borre, founder of the Danish GPS Center (DGC) and long-time professor of geodesy at Aalborg University.

May 19, 2014

GNSS for Emergency 112 Mobile Caller Location in Europe

Europeans agree — assisted GNSS or A-GNSS provides the best means for locating emergency callers using mobile phones. Although the question of who should pay is remains to be answered, new regulations aimed at enabling the service now seem inevitable.

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