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2011-02-09 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Points: Broadcom announces two new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions with support for GLONASS (the Russian Navigation Satellite System), in addition to GPS, marking the first cost-effective, commercially-available, single die SoC solutions that support both GLONASS and GPS simultaneously. The BCM47511 is the latest generation of standalone GPS SoC solutions, adding GLONASS functionality, while remaining pin-compatible to the BCM4751 GPS SoC...

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2011-02-09 05:25:00

A Russian-led expedition aims to make the first crossing from Russia's Arctic shore into Canada over the North Pole after a months-long voyage over precarious shifting ice flows. The expedition will serve for some of the first tests of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation technology, which is Moscow's attempt to challenge the dominant U.S. global positioning system (GPS). Russia, the U.S., Norway, Greenland and Canada share territorial claims on the Arctic.  However, recent Russian...

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2011-02-02 08:15:00

The Russian Defence Ministry launched a search Tuesday to look for a missing military satellite that was possibly put into the wrong orbit after its launch. However, sources in the Russian rocket-space industry told Itar-Tass on Wednesday morning that "the first signal was received from the satellite." The craft -- a dual-vessel called Geo-IK-2 that can draw a 3D map of the Earth and locate precise positions of various targets -- was confirmed as lost by Russia's top space and military...

2011-01-24 05:00:00

GENEVA, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of semiconductors for navigation and car infotainment, today introduced Teseo II, a new generation of single-chip stand-alone positioning receivers for Portable Navigation Devices, in-car navigation and telematics applications. These Systems-on-Chips are the industry's first monolithic devices capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS and...

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2011-01-05 11:45:00

Officials said on Wednesday that Japan is considering launching new satellites to establish its own global positioning system (GPS) in an attempt to reduce its reliance on the U.S. navigation network. Japan launched a rocket carrying its first satellite intended to improve GPS systems used in the country by motorists for navigation as well as by aviation and maritime operators. An official said that the government's space development strategy headquarters, headed by Prime Minister Naoto...

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2010-12-29 08:35:00

A failed rocket launch that delayed the deployment of Russia's answer to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) has led to the firings of two top officials in that country's space program, various media outlets reported Wednesday. Russian space agency (Roscosmos) deputy head Viktor Remishevsky and Vyacheslav Filin, Vice President of the state controlled RKK Energiya were terminated as a result of a botched December 5 launch in which a Proton-M booster rocket failed to reach its initial orbit....

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2010-12-18 08:15:00

Russian investigators said Friday that the Russian Proton rocket that failed to deploy its own satellite system was the result of a fuel miscalculation. The rocket failed to reach orbit during the December 5 launch, causing it to dump the three high-tech Glonass-M satellites 900-miles off Hawaii's coast. It was a setback for Russia's attempt to introduce a rival to the United State's Global Positioning System (GPS). The last three satellites would have enabled Russia to fully deploy the...

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2010-12-13 11:15:00

Interfax reported that Russia's space agency had delayed the launch of a European satellite after a rocket crashed off the coast of Hawaii last weekend. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday that initial preparations for the European satellite launch were "on schedule" but that the launch date would be set after the investigation. The agency said that the Proton rocket could fly again in the last week of December after investigators have cleared the rocket from...

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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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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