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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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2010-12-06 05:45:00

Officials said that three Russian navigation satellites crashed into the Pacific Ocean off of Hawaii on Sunday after the rocket that was carrying them failed to reach orbit. A Russian space agency official told RIA-Novosti news agency said the capsule carrying the three Glonass satellites plummeted into the ocean 900 miles off Honolulu. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said he expects the strategic significance of developing the Glonass system to rival the United State's Global Position...

2010-11-08 05:34:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its Trimble(®) MX100G GNSS+XPS Receiver, an integral part of the Trimble Terralite((TM)) XPS System, which enables open pit mines to maximize operational efficiency by increasing positioning coverage in areas where satellite visibility is limited due to terrain. This unique receiver tracks GPS and now GLONASS constellations as well as Trimble's Terralite "ground satellites" for machine control...

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2010-10-30 12:55:00

This year's ESA Innovation Prize for the European Satellite Navigation Competition has been awarded to an application that uses satellites to detect river pollution. A separate prize supported by ESA was awarded to a startup company for a pioneering system that uses satellite data to boost investment in farming. At the award ceremony, held in Munich on 18 October, the Salzburg startup company Mobilizy took home the &eur;20.000 Galileo Master grand prize for its novel navigation system...

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2010-10-26 11:04:51

A few swipes of the pen in Brussels yesterday forged the latest link in the chain of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system. ESA signed a contract with Spaceopal, the company providing ground-based services needed to operate the Galileo constellation once it has been fully deployed. The agreement on October 25 was signed by Ren© Oosterlinck, ESA's Director of the Galileo Program and Navigation-related activities, and by Francesco D'Amore and Hubertus Wanke, both Managing Directors...

2010-10-18 07:10:00

REHOVOT, Israel, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CellGuide, the GNSS SNAP technology pioneer, today announced the availability of its patent-pending HiMap(TM) technology for precision urban positioning. HiMap(TM) is now commercially available for CellGuide's ACLYS chip, ACLYS IP Core, and GPSense engine. HiMap(TM) is also available for licensing as an add-on to GNSS receiver manufacturers. HiMap(TM) significantly improves GNSS navigation performance in urban canyons. City skylines...

2010-10-15 05:30:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) have jointly purchased 40 Trimble NetR9(TM) GNSS reference station receivers as part of a project to upgrade the LINZ PositioNZ GPS network to multi-constellation GNSS and real-time data distribution capability. LINZ is the government department responsible for the geodetic infrastructure and land title...

2010-10-08 14:25:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today it has acquired the Terralite assets from Novariant to expand its portfolio of positioning solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Terralite XPS technology is a scalable infrastructure that generates signals for real-time positioning to augment existing Global Positioning System (GPS) coverage. The technology uses a network of ground-based transmitter stations to broadcast a proprietary...

2010-10-05 11:03:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its single-chip global positioning system (GPS) solution for mobile devices supports the new Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) launched by Japan earlier this month. The BCM4751 solution has built-in support for QZSS and also supports additional satellite constellations including the Satellite Based Augmentation System...

2010-10-05 05:32:00

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT receiver, a versatile decimeter receiver combining dual-frequency GPS with Trimble H-Star(TM) technology, along with optional OmniSTAR and GLONASS support. In addition, the GPS Pathfinder ProXRT receiver is now capable of tracking Galileo test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes. The announcement was made...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.