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October 09, 2015
China launches 20th Beidou navigation satellite
Xichang, China (XNA) Oct 08, 2015
China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network at 7:13 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday Sept 30, 2015. Launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the satellite was boosted by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), and puts China one step closer to providing an alternative to the U.S.-operated GPS. For the first time ... read more
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The Air Force released a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for Global Positioning System (GPS) III Launch Services, Sept. 30. Launch services include launch vehicle production, mission integration an ... more

Glonass system can fully switch to domestic electronics in 2 years
Russia found a solution to switch its Glonass global navigation system to domestically produced components within two years. The Russian Glonass global navigation system will fully switch to d ... more

Galileo satellites handed over to operator
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New sports technology provides a GPS alternative
When it comes to recording accurate performance data for elite athletes, GPS technology can't keep up, a Griffith researcher claims. Instead SABEL Labs has developed SABEL Sense, an alternative to G ... more

DARPA taps Rockwell Collins for GPS backup technologies
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Moscow and Brasilia have signed a contract on the placement and operation of a measuring ground station for the Russian Glonass satellite navigation network in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Gra ... more

NASA Spacecraft takes GPS to New Heights
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