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July 03, 2015
Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2015
Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the two-decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports. At the time "FOC" was announced, GPS had already proved its worth during Operation Desert Storm, allowing ground forces to navigate the featureless deser ... read more
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Rocket Lab Announces World's First Commercial Launch Site
Today Rocket Lab announced it will be the first commercial company to build and operate an orbital launch site. The company plans to build the launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region ... more

Sentinel-2A completes critical first days in space
Last night marked the end of Sentinel-2A's first three days in space, which saw teams on the ground working around the clock to ensure the spacecraft is ready for its 'colour vision' mission. The ES ... more

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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Blind French hikers cross mountains with special GPS
Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help millions of people with vision problems. ... more


Backward-moving glacier helps scientists explain glacial earthquakes
The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of UK and US researchers have shown that during some calving events - when an iceberg breaks off into the ocean - the glacier moves ... more
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Glacial quakes may serve as indicators of glacier disruption
Observations of Greenland's Helheim Glacier link the process through which chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier break away, which has been hard to study, to seismically detectable events known as ... more

Jason-3 Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site
The Jason-3 satellite has arrived at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, after a journey from France, in preparation for launch Aug. 8, 2015, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 will ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines

Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software

NASA Gears Up to Test Orion's Powerhouse

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services set for payload test bed mission in 2017


Magnetic complexity begins to untangle
After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere - all the way from the ionosphere a ... more

GPS Industries Launches Troon Connectivity Program
GPS Industries (GPSI) has announced the launch of its "Troon Connectivity Program," a best practices platform for its Visage Mobile Golf Information System and Visage Media Network. The Phoeni ... more

Raytheon Demonstrates Advanced GPS OCX Capabilities
Last week, Raytheon demonstrated the advanced capabilities of the Global Positioning System's Next Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) to key Defense Department and other stakeholders th ... more
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Humans' built-in GPS is our 3-D sense of smell
Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, new research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows. While ... more

Baboons decide where to go together
Researchers have found evidence of shared decision-making among a troop of wild baboons, providing insight into how animals that live in socially complex, hierarchical societies reach consensus on d ... more
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Designer electronics out of the printer
They are thin, light-weight, flexible and can be produced cost- and energy-efficiently: printed microelectronic components made of synthetics. Flexible displays and touch screens, glowing films, RFI ... more

Cars threaten world's most endangered feline
The world's most endangered feline species, the Iberian lynx, is making a comeback in Spain after being pushed to the brink of extinction. ... more

Russia Begins Mass Production of Glonass-K1 Navigation Satellites
The mass production of Glonass-K1, the third generation of GLONASS navigation satellites, has begun, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. This is aimed at ensuring the further development an ... more

Egypt orders AASM missiles from Sagem
The Egyptian Air Force is to receive AASM Hammer air-to-ground missiles from Sagem of France for use on Rafale fighters. ... more

First US deep space weather satellite reaches final orbit
More than 100 days after it launched, NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has reached its orbit position about one million miles from Earth. Once final instrument checks a ... more
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We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking
Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research I ... more

China says Nepal quake moved Everest southwest
A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday. ... more
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China using indigenous Beidou system to detect gas leaks


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New Tool Could Track Space Weather 24 Hours Before Reaching Earth


Russia, China Plan to Equip Commercial Trucks With Glonass, BeiDou


A check on runaway lake drainage


Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained


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GLONASS to Go on Stream in 2015


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SpaceX cleared for US military launches

Raytheon opens maritime subsidiary

SpaceX cleared for US military launches

Ceres Bright Spots Seen Closer Than Ever

SWEEPER demonstrates wide-angle optical phased array technology

Quantum physics on tap

Using a sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO

New Solar Market Databases Identify High Value ZIP Codes Across the US

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

Cheap radio frequency antenna printed with graphene ink

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety

Israel buying $1.9 billion in smart bomb kits

Google backs farm-focused startup as 'AgTech' blooms

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Telescope-Laser Cannons to Clean Up Dangerous Space Junk

Raytheon delivers hardware for next-gen USAF GPS system

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