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2011-03-08 13:53:34

According to a report from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), the UK may have become dangerously over-reliant on satellite-navigation signals. Use of satellite positioning and timing data is now widespread, and the academy fears that too many applications have little or no back-up if these signals were to go down. It said receivers need to be capable of using a variety of data sources. Dr Martyn Thomas, who chaired the group that wrote the report, told BBC News: "We're not saying...

2011-03-04 09:30:00

BRUSSELS, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On 2 March, the European Commission launched the EGNOS "Safety-of-Life" service for aviation. The EGNOS system enables precision approaches and renders air navigation safer as well as helps reducing delays, diversions and cancellations of flights. In addition the free-to-use technology allows airports to increase their overall capacity and cut operating costs. EGNOS also enables the planning of shorter, more fuel efficient routes which will reduce...

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2011-03-03 07:55:36

Today, the EGNOS Safety-of-Life signal was formally declared available to aviation. For the first time, space-based navigation signals have become officially usable for the critical task of vertically guiding aircraft during landing approaches. By using three satellites and a 40-strong network of ground stations, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) sharpens the accuracy of GPS satnav signals across Europe. The signals are guaranteed to the extremely high reliability...

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2011-02-28 10:50:00

Russia's powerful Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov issued a stern dressing down to Russian space agency Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, at a meeting with Roscosmos's leadership after two satellite launches ended in partial or complete failure in the last three months, AFP reports. Three Glonass navigation satellites in December ended up crashing into the Pacific near the coast of Hawaii soon after launch due to a simple fuel miscalculation. This month Russia rocketed its new...

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2011-02-24 06:45:00

Russia, looking to compete with America's Global Positioning System (GPS), is slated to launch two extra navigation satellites, after three others crashed, according to a news agency report on Wednesday. The three GLONASS satellites that plunged into the Pacific Ocean back in December were scheduled to be the final crafts that Russia needed to fully deploy its navigational system. It would have brought the total number of satellites in orbit to 24. The project, which has been spearheaded by...

2011-02-17 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today the new GeoExplorer® 6000 series of high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) handheld computers. The series delivers dramatic improvements in difficult GNSS environments such as urban canyons and under tree canopy using Trimble® Floodlight(TM) satellite shadow reduction technology. The Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 series handhelds are purpose built for...

2011-02-15 12:26:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR-7/SVN-54) satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has reached 10 years of successful on-orbit operations, and continues to deliver critical position, navigation and timing (PNT) signals to nearly one billion GPS users worldwide. The satellite, launched on January 30, 2001 and declared operational on February 15, 2001, is one of 31 GPS spacecraft currently on-orbit...

2011-02-14 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today a new addition to its Railway Solutions portfolio -- the Trimble® GEDO CE Trolley System. The new trolley system and software provide as-built survey and documentation for railway track maintenance and modernization. The GEDO CE Trolley System and software were acquired from Sinning Vermessungsbedarf GmbH of Wiesentheid, Bavaria, Germany. "Trimble's Railway Solutions combine the...

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...

2011-02-10 08:01:00

REHOVOT, Israel, and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CellGuide, a leading host based GNSS solution provider, and Rx Networks, a leading mobile positioning-assistance technology company, today announced that they are collaborating in bringing to market a solution comprising of CellGuide's GPSense(TM) Multi Beacon Engine and Rx Networks' suite of location assistance products. The Rx Networks GPStream(TM) and XYBRID(TM) solutions are integrated with...