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2011-03-02 12:05:00

BINGEN, Wash., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Pacific and SELEX Galileo announced today that they are collaborating on rapidly integrating SELEX Galileo's best-in-class high-resolution synthetic-aperture radar(SAR) PicoSAR into the Integrator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Equipped with PicoSAR's active electronically scanned array (AESA)and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) technology, Integrator will deliver the highest-resolution SAR imagery available on any tactical UAS in...

2011-02-10 08:03:00

REHOVOT, Israel, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CellGuide, a leading host-based GNSS solution provider, announced today the availability of the CGsnap core, an ultra-small footprint GPS/GLONASS baseband IP solution for mobile applications. Designed for integration in mobile processors, CGsnap operates with CellGuide's GPSense multi-beacon positioning firmware to provide industry-leading navigation and positioning performance. CGsnap state-of-the-art architecture meets the...

2011-01-24 05:00:00

GENEVA, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of semiconductors for navigation and car infotainment, today introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation and telematics applications. These Systems-on-Chips are the industry's first monolithic devices capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and...

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2011-01-20 10:20:00

Galileo's first satellite is undergoing testing at ESA's technical center in the Netherlands, checking its readiness to be launched into orbit. This marks a significant step for Europe's Galileo satnav constellation. The first part of Europe's global satellite navigation system is due to be launched over the next two years "“ a total of four Galileo In-Orbit Validation (IOV) satellites. The following four years to 2015 will see Galileo brought up to its first operational configuration...

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2011-01-18 07:00:00

The head of a German space technology company has been ousted from his position after leaked diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks showed that he criticized the development of the Galileo satellite navigation system--a project his firm was a part of. Berry Smutny had been serving as CEO of OHB Technology, which was one of the companies awarded a $742 million contract to develop 14 satellites for the proposed French counterpart to the American Global Positioning System, or GPS. According to...

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2011-01-05 11:45:00

Officials said on Wednesday that Japan is considering launching new satellites to establish its own global positioning system (GPS) in an attempt to reduce its reliance on the U.S. navigation network. Japan launched a rocket carrying its first satellite intended to improve GPS systems used in the country by motorists for navigation as well as by aviation and maritime operators. An official said that the government's space development strategy headquarters, headed by Prime Minister Naoto...

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2010-12-29 14:22:23

Ten years ago, on Dec. 30, 2000, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Jupiter on its way to orbiting Saturn. The main purpose was to use the gravity of the largest planet in our solar system to slingshot Cassini towards Saturn, its ultimate destination. But the encounter with Jupiter, Saturn's gas-giant big brother, also gave the Cassini project a perfect lab for testing its instruments and evaluating its operations plans for its tour of the ringed planet, which began in...

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2010-12-28 08:00:00

ESA's GIOVE-A satellite "“ the first prototype of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system "“ is still working well after five years in space. The first "ËœGalileo In-Orbit Validation Element', GIOVE-A, was launched on 28 December 2005 by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, carrying a prototype rubidium atomic clock designed for the Galileo constellation. It was joined on 27 April 2008 by GIOVE-B, equipped with an ultra-precise passive hydrogen maser design...

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2010-12-21 10:25:00

Galileo's terrestrial nerve center formally entered service Monday, Dec. 20. With the first Galileo satellites due to be launched next August, Fucino in central Italy will oversee the running of all navigation services provided by Europe's global satellite system. The Fucino Galileo Control center, 130 km east of Rome, was inaugurated by Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission for Industry and Entrepreneurship; Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; Gianni Letta,...

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2010-12-13 10:37:17

Today saw the opening of a remote, northerly site in the worldwide network of Galileo ground stations. The Kiruna Galileo Station in the Swedish Arctic will play a vital role communicating with the satellites of Europe's global navigation system, due to start launching next year. The inauguration began with a candlelit procession to pierce the winter gloom: the ceremony was scheduled to coincide with the feast day of St. Lucy, a popular Swedish celebration. As is traditional, the parade was...


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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