July 17, 2013

FAA and Defense Department Work to Fix Civil GPS Funding

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Federal officials are working to fill a funding shortfall nearly certain to occur next year given that both the House and Senate have cut an already halved budget request for GPS civil funding. (more)

House Bill Presses FAA on UAS Privacy Role

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Privacy concerns appear likely to continue slowing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) congressional mandate to integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace. (more)

GPS-Based Vehicle Crash-Prevention System Crafted to Protect Privacy

A new GPS-based technology designed to warn drivers in time to avoid collisions has anonymizing elements in its design to keep the location of vehicles private, according to the Department of Transportation (DoT). (more)

India Successfully Launches IRNSS-1A

India's Space Research Organization (ISRO) reports that its first Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System satellite (IRNSS-1A), has reached geosynchronous orbit and all subsystems are operating normally. (more)

Russia Pushes Ahead with Plans for GLONASS-M Launches, Satellite Build

Russia reportedly will launch two GLONASS-M satellites this summer to compensate for the loss of a trio of the nation's GNSS spacecraft in a July 2 failure of a Proton launch with three GLONASS-Ms on board. (more)

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