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Space
26 September 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Government to explore new ways of delivering satnav »
The Government has announced that it will explore new options for a national satellite navigation and timing capability pr...
17 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New WAAS satellite launched »
The satellite, launched on 15 August, includes a replacement receiver/transmitter for GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (W...
10 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Annual Perseid meteor shower »
The Perseid shower peaks on the morning of 12 August, but meteors may be seen up to a week before or after. The best ti...
01 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Worldwide navigation declared for BeiDou »
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, officially commissioned the system on 31 July at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People...
01 July 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful GPS launch »
SpaceX has launched the third GPS III satellite from Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 1610 local...
23 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
China completes BeiDou constellation »
The last 3rd-generation BDS-3 satellite required to complete full worldwide cover was launched on 23 June. Launc...
16 June 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final BeiDou satellite launch delayed »
Launch of the BDS-3 satellite to complete BeiDou worldwide cover was due at 0211 UTC on 16 June. But the Long M...
29 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS celebrates 25 years of operation »
GPS became fully operational on 27 April 1995.   On this date in 1995, the system reached full operational ca...
22 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New GPS Performance Standard »
The USAF released the 5th Edition of the GPS Standard Positioning System (SPS) Performance Standard (PS) on 16 April....
18 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Last GPS IIA satellite retired »
The last of the original second-generation GPS IIA satellites has been retired after an incredible time in orbit....
11 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Virus delays GPS launch »
The launch of the third GPS III has been delayed to minimise  COVID-19 exposure for the launch crew and early-orbit o...
04 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2nd GPS III satellite operational »
The USAF 2nd Space Operations Squadron designated the satellite operational on 1 April. The Sqn had accepted cont...
18 March 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful GLONASS launch »
A GLONASS-M satellite was launched from Plesetsk at 2128 Moscow time (1828 UTC) on 16 March. The booster and the...
09 March 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
BeiDou satellite launch »
China launched a BeiDou satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at 1955 local (1155 UTC) on 9 March. T...
05 March 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK possible Galileo alternative postponed »
Plans for a new sovereign satellite navigation system have been delayed for at least 6 months. A feasibility stud...
27 January 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide »
Galileo, as well as providing global navigation, relays SOS messages to first responders. And, now the satellites will als...
20 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
First GPS III satellite activated »
On 13 January, USAF 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS) set Satellite Vehicle Number-74 as healthy and active. This sate...
12 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful GLONASS launch »
The 59th GLONASS satellite was launched on 11 December from the Plasetsk launch site. The launch had been delayed...
23 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
China launches pair of BeiDou satellites »
BeiDous -51 and -52 were launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at 0055 UTC on 22 November. The satellites were...
12 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Galileo's Summer problems »
The Resilient Navigation & Timing (RNT) Foundation has found a partial explanation of Galileo's extended outage in Jul...
02 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS week number rollover problems »
Some older GPS receivers may fail on 3 November 2019 due to GPS week rollover problems. The second GPS week numbe...
21 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Orionid meteor shower »
The annual shower of Orionid meteors is at its peak on 21-22 October. The meteors normally appear between 2 Octob...
03 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS next-generation ground segment completes development »
Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (GPS OCX) has completed full software and hardware development a...
25 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two BeiDou satellites launched »
A Long March 3B rocket launched the pair from the Xichang Space Centre at 2110 UTC on 22 September (0510 local on 23 Septe...
22 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful GPS III launch »
The second Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite was finally launched from Cape Canaveral on 22 August, having been delayed fr...
19 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK GNSS jamming trials start »
Ground-based GPS jammers will be operating from the Stanford Training Area (STANTA), near Thetford, Norfolk. The...
18 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK seeking Galileo replacement partners »
UK is reported to be seeking an alliance with its ‘Five Eyes’ security partners to launch a satellite positioning system a...
25 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Today’s GPS launch postponed »
The launch of the second GPS III satellite from Cape Canaveral, scheduled for 25 July, has been put back to 22 August at t...
18 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Galileo Initial Services restored »
The European GNSS Service Centre reports that Galileo Initial Services have been restored, although some fluctuations may...
15 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Galileo initial services suspended »
Since 11 July, Galileo has been affected by a technical incident within its ground infrastructure. This has led t...
25 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BeiDou satellite launch »
China launched a BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) satellite at 1809 UTC on 24 June. The 21st BeiDou-3 sat...
12 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Confusion over GPS problems »
This week has seen confusion in the US over reported failure of GPS with, on 10 June, the FAA publishing ‘Outage Summary’...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GNSS jamming in London for US Presidential visit »
From the evening of 3 June until midday on 5 June, during the presence of President Trump, GNSS users near London were war...
30 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Russia launches GLONASS-M satellite »
The Soyuz-2-1b, with Fregat-M upper stage, was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 0623 UTC on 27 May. Despi...
22 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BeiDou satellite launch »
A Long March 3C rocket launched the spacecraft from the Xichang Spaceport at 1548 UTC on 17 May. The satellite wa...

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