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2011-05-23 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the Company's product support for the Russian GLONASS satellite system and the unique capability to utilize both the GPS and GLONASS networks simultaneously for greater location performance. The additional signals from this expanded satellite network provide more accurate location information for the growing number of location based applications and services. The first GLONASS capable...

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2011-04-29 14:10:00

On Friday, Russia replaced Anatoly Perminov, the head of its space agency, after being reprimanded over a failed satellite launch in December. Russia lost three satellites when a rocket crashed into the Pacific Ocean. A government statement said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin removed Perminov because he had "reached the age limit for civil servants." First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin will be moved to the head of the federal space agency Roscosmos. President Dmitry Medvedev...

2011-03-16 03:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the OmniSTAR(TM) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal corrections business from Fugro N.V. The acquisition is expected to significantly expand Trimble's worldwide ability to provide correction services for land-based agriculture, construction, mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) and survey...

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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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2011-02-27 06:31:03

Russia successfully launched a satellite on Saturday that is vital to the deployment of its own navigation system after the failure of an earlier attempt prompted the Kremlin to fire two top space officials. The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said the high-tech Glonass-K satellite reached its intended orbit about four hours after blasting off on top a Soyuz-2 rocket from Russia's northern Plesetsk launch pad. "We have established and are maintaining steady telemetry communications...

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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...

2011-02-10 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...

2011-02-09 07:05:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced the upgrade of its Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) data service to support the delivery of GLONASS (the Russian Global Navigation Satellite System) assistance data for mobile and personal navigation device (PND) users. This service supports two new Broadcom® GPS system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions (announced earlier...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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