June 15, 2016

[SIGNALS exclusive] A new satellite-based positioning and timing system now available from partners Iridium and Satelles incorporates layered security elements into a service that offers 20- to 50-meter unaided position accuracy worldwide and could serve as a GNSS backup, according to the companies.
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GPS program managers are looking for small firms with a fresh take on technologies ranging from handheld M-code receivers and cybersecurity solutions to ground infrastructure and satellite payloads. (more)  
u-blox addresses the demand for lower priced high precision technology ideal for UAVs and guidance robotics. The demand for lower-priced, high-precision technology is growing rapidly, as evident in the areas of precision agriculture, UAVs, and robotic lawnmowers. However, due to size, power, and cost restrictions, existing high precision solutions have been unable to meet the demands of these markets.
Galileo was in the air at the European Union's sprawling 'Space Solutions' conference in The Hague. Big-time speakers from the European institutions, EU Members States, and business communities all got a chance to have their say. (more)
China Places 23rd BeiDou Satellite into Orbit
China launched another BeiDou satellite on Sunday (June 12, 2016, local time) to support its GNSS constellation. (more)
Officials have signed an agreement to build a Galileo Reference Center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, just across the road from The European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Center (ESA/ESTEC). (more)
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