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August 28, 2015
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Galileo satellites are "topped off" for Arianespace's upcoming Soyuz launch
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Aug 27, 2015
The two European Galileo navigation satellites for Arianespace's next mission from French Guiana have been fueled at the Spaceport, readying them for integration with their Soyuz launcher. These spacecraft were "topped off" during activity this week at the Spaceport's S3B payload preparation facility, further advancing preparations for the September 10 mission - which is designated Flight VS12 in Arianespace's launcher family numbering system, signifying the 12th liftoff of the medium-lift Soyuz v ... read more
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Russian Defense Ministry to use updated GLONASS GPS by 2016
The developer's CEO said that the renewed GLONASS version will have significant changes. Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation network, updated in compliance with the Russian Defense Ministry ... more
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Nicaragua to Host Russian GPS-Equivalent Ground Stations
The Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications (Telcor) has signed an agreement with Russia on the construction of Russian Glonass satellite navigation network ground stations in Nicaragua, El Nuev ... more
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Alibaba joins China arms maker to offer location services
Internet giant Alibaba has joined forces with China's biggest defence company to offer location-based services using a homegrown satellite navigation system that competes with the US GPS network, the firms said. ... more
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Beidou satellites begin autonomous operation in space
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Russia may offer Glonass-based navigation system for light aircraft
Russia may introduce a system of automatic dependent surveillance for light aircraft on the basis of Russia's Glonass satellite navigation network, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said ... more
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Payload checkout is advancing for Arianespace's September Soyuz flight
Arianespace is gearing up this week for its upcoming Soyuz Flight VS12 - scheduled for September 10 from French Guiana - with initial fit-check activities completed for the mission's two passengers: ... more
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Antenova announces embedded GNSS antenna for accurate positioning
Antenova is announcing a new, embedded GNSS antenna, named 'Sinica', which operates on the 1559 - 1609 MHz satellite bands. This new antenna uses a novel design approach and new materials to achieve ... more
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Surfing for science
Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measureme ... more
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ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market
Indian space agency officials are hoping their BIG offering would soon benefit the masses and gain popularity in the market. "The BIG we refer to is actually an acronym for Bhuvan, Indian Regional N ... more
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Russia develops national high-end navigation system
According to a press release from Russian Space Systems, the company has embarked on a new project: the creation of the National High-Precision Satellite Positioning system. Work is getting un ... more
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China launches two satellites as it builds GPS rival
China launched two new satellites into space Saturday, state media reported, as it builds a homegrown satellite navigation system to rival the US's Global Positioning System. ... more
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Russia's GLONASS Proves More Than a Match for America's GPS
Russia's space-based GLONASS navigation system outmatches its US analogue GPS in a number of parameters: it works better at northern latitudes, and it covers the planet with a fewer number of satell ... more
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China's Beidou navigation system to track flights
China will use its homegrown Beidou satellite navigation system (BDS) to track civil flights, in an attempt to avoid disasters like the Malaysian MH 370. The Civil Aviation Administration of C ... more
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Russia, Brazil to track space junk with GLONASS
Russia and Brazil are considering a joint project that will detect and track space junk orbiting the Earth, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday at a meeting with his Brazilian counterpa ... more
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Russian, Chinese Navigation Systems to Accommodate BRICS Members
Russian and Chinese global navigation satellite systems are well suited to meeting BRICS members' civilian needs, chief analyst for GLONASS Union, Andrei Ionin, told Sputnik on Wednesday. "All ... more
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Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved Wednesday in the third and final reading the law on the establishment of the space corporation The law stipulates that Roscosmos wi ... more
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Russia, India Cooperate on Space Exploration, Glonass Satellite System
Kravchenko, who also chairs the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Youth Council, singled out projects relating to the joint use of GLONASS and joint manufacturing of the system's encode/decode ... more
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China's Beidou navigation system more resistant to jamming
China has made breakthroughs in the anti-jamming capability of its Beidou satellite navigation system (BDS), the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily said Thursday. The new technology, develop ... more
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