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2012-07-27 02:28:22

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it will supply more than 500 Trimble® NetR9(TM) GNSS reference station receivers to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to modernize its nationwide GeoNet GNSS-based network. The receivers were purchased through the Nikon-Trimble joint venture in Japan. GeoNet provides GNSS data for a variety of...

ESA Retires GIOVE-B After Four Years Of Service
2012-07-25 13:40:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Tuesday that it has retired its GIOVE-B experimental navigation satellite. The satellite initiated a thruster firing yesterday, raising GIOVE-B's orbit by about 18 miles, taking it steps closer to a satellite graveyard up in orbit. More thruster firings will take place in the next three weeks, so that by mid-August the experimental satellite will be 372 miles above its original orbit....

2012-06-20 02:20:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its high-accuracy, satellite-delivered CenterPoint(TM) RTX(TM) correction service is now available for farmers in Latin America. Trimble CenterPoint RTX can deliver better than 3.8 centimeter (1.5 inch) accuracies in real time without the use of traditional reference station RTK infrastructure. Initially, the CenterPoint RTX satellite-delivered correction service covered approximately a 1.8...

Trial By Vacuum Brings Next Galileo Satellites Closer To Launch
2012-06-14 13:35:08

The next two Galileo navigation satellites have now endured the harsh vacuum and temperature extremes of space on the way to their scheduled 28 September launch. The fourth satellite completed 20 days of thermal vacuum testing at Thales Alenia Space Italy´s plant in Rome at the start of June. The third satellite completed the same tests the previous month. “These two satellites are almost identical to the first two Galileo satellites that were launched last 21 October,”...

2012-05-29 06:20:36

DENVER, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team developing the next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has completed a major integration and test event on the program's satellite pathfinder, known as the GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST). The milestone is a key indication that the GPS III team is on track to deliver the first satellite for launch availability in 2014. In Lockheed Martin's new GPS Processing Facility (GPF), engineers...

2012-05-08 14:20:07

REDLANDS, Calif., May 08, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esri recently installed a GPS base station to assist its GIS developers and to support surveyors, engineers, scientists, and those in public works and public safety in the community surrounding the Esri campus in Redlands, California. The base station, named GISA, has been accepted by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and incorporated into the national Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network. (Logo:...

2012-05-08 02:33:27

NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today its latest generation of timing receivers--the Acutime(TM) GG smart antenna with multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities. Slightly larger than a baseball and housed in a rugged, environmentally sealed enclosure, the Acutime GG provides a pulse-per-second (PPS) output synchronized to UTC within 15 nanoseconds (one sigma). It is a small, accurate and extremely cost-effective solution for adding...

2012-05-08 02:33:25

NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today a new embedded Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver with GPS and GLONASS capabilities for timing applications--the Trimble® Resolution-SMT(TM) GG receiver. With major advancements in performance, ease of integration and software flexibility, the Resolution-SMT GG receiver enables system integrators to add precise GNSS to provide location, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and...

Next Galileo Satellites To Launch After The Summer
2012-05-04 03:13:28

The European Commission has announced the launch date of the next pair of ESA-procured Galileo satellites. These will be launched together on a Soyuz from French Guiana on 28 September, joining the two satellites already in orbit. Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for industry and entrepreneurship, announced the launch on 2 May in Brussels, together with Jean Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, in the presence of industrial leaders involved...

Win Funding For Satnav Business Ideas
2012-05-04 03:04:40

If you have a great new idea for commercially using satellite navigation, it´s time to come forward. You may win funding and support to bring your idea to life, in this year´s European Satellite Navigation Competition. Now in its eighth year, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is boosting ideas for innovative satnav application and services with business potential. With the prize pool worth about 1 million in cash awards, business incubation, coaching, patent...