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December 04, 2012
Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix
Guildford, UK (SPX) Dec 04, 2012
An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude - the first position fix above the GPS constellation on a civilian satellite. The SGR-GEO receiver is collecting data that could help SSTL to develop a receiver to navigate spacecraft in Geostationary orbit (GEO) or even in deep space. GPS is routinely used on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites to provide the orbital position and offer a source of ... read more
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Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms. ... more

Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems
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Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway
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NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15
When it rains it pours, goes the saying, and for the last 15 years, the data on tropical rainfall have poured in. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched on Nov. 27, 1997, and ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Indian Coast Guard Vessels
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