Rohde & Schwarz
May 20, 2013

China Conference Highlights Plans for BeiDou in International Marketplace

[SIGNALS Exclusive] The fourth China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC 2013) wound up its three-day run on Friday (May 17, 2013) in Wuhan - by most measures a clear success for an event that has become the nation's leading GNSS forum. (more)

GPS Civil Funding Request Slashed

[SIGNALS Exclusive] With just more than four months to go in the 2013 fiscal year, sequestration and furloughs are taking a bite out of key research and the work of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) - the government nexus for GPS-related policy matters. (more)

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ESA Adds System Time Offset to Galileo Navigation Message

The four Galileo in-orbit validation (IOV) satellites now on orbit have begun broadcasting the "offset" between the GPS and Galileo system time, accurate to a few billionths of a second, according to the European Space Agency. (more)

White House Moves to Harden Infrastructure against GPS Disruption

System engineers across the country may soon be planning, in some cases perhaps for the first time, what they would do if they could not use the GPS service. (more)

Fourth GPS IIF Satellite Launched

The fourth GPS Block IIF satellite, space vehicle number (SVN) 66, was launched successfully last Wednesday (May 15, 2013) on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 5:38 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. (more)

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