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China Satellite Navigation System Up-And-Running
2011-12-27 12:44:14

According to the Xinhua news agency, China's satellite navigation system launched a positioning service on Tuesday. China started building its space-based navigation system in 2000 in order to stop having to rely on the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS). The Beidou navigation system is now providing services for China and "surrounding areas," according to the Xinhua report. Beijing will launch another six satellites in 2012 to expand it to most of the Asia-Pacific region. The...

Russian President Mulls Criminal Charges For Space Failures
2011-11-28 06:35:19

A series of failed Russian space missions has impelled Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to contemplate bringing criminal charges against space officials responsible for the embarrassing failures. Medvedev warned that space officials could face stiff fines and possible criminal penalties. “The latest failures [in the space industry] seriously harm Russia´s competitiveness,” he told the RIA Novosti news agency. “This means that we need to conduct a serious analysis...

2011-08-16 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM modules plus Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), featuring a high-performance 220 channel multi-frequency GNSS receiver with dual-antenna heading support. Integrators can now harness the latest in GNSS positioning technology for improved mobile positioning accuracy and robustness, as well as add GNSS heading for improved orientation performance...

2011-08-16 05:31:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® BD910 and BD920 modules to its GNSS OEM portfolio. These small modules feature centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities that are ideal for high-precision and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add...

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2011-07-13 12:19:16

The Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said today that a Soyuz rocket successfully carried six U.S. Globalstar satellites into orbit on Wednesday after postponing the launch twice earlier this week. Roscosmos said in a statement that the rocket blasted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, which it leases from Kazakhstan. The launch of the Globalstar-2 satellites had been initially scheduled for Monday.  However, it was postponed twice for technical reasons, according to the space...

2011-06-30 05:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its new high-accuracy Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) compatible correction service. The Trimble® CenterPoint(TM) RTX(TM) correction service can offer 4 centimeter (1.5 inch) repeatable accuracy and will be available initially through Trimble's Agriculture Division. CenterPoint RTX is a GPS and GLONASS enabled correction service that covers approximately a 1.8 billion...

2011-06-28 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and CellGuide, a leading GNSS solution provider, today announced a partnership to offer a software-based GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor. Leveraging CellGuide's GPS/GLONASS software IP, CEVA-XC licensees can add GPS capability to their processor designs without any hardware...

2011-06-01 06:00:00

DETROIT, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- u-blox, a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets, announces the successful demonstration of an enhanced LEA-6H GPS module which also supports GLONASS navigation. The Russian GLONASS satellite system is an alternative as well as complementary system to the US-based Global Positioning System (GPS). It currently has 22 deployed satellites, with...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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