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May 08, 2020
SkyTraq launches small multi-band RTK receiver

Hsinchu, Taiwan (SPX) May 06, 2020
SkyTraq has announced a 12mm x 16mm size PX1122R multi-band RTK receiver for centimeter-level accuracy positioning applications. It works with GPS/QZSS L1/L2C, Galileo E1/E5b, GLONASS L1/L2, and Beidou B1I/B2I signals concurrently. The PX1122R has RTK initialization time under 10 seconds and maximum update rate of 10Hz. It can be configured as RTK base or RTK rover. As RTK rover, it receives RTCM 3.x data from an RTK base, or raw measurements from another PX1122R RTK base, to provide 1cm + 1ppm ac ... read more

Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year sales agreement with GeoSLAM
San Jose CA (SPX) May 08, 2020
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced a multi-year sales agreement with GeoSLAM, a global market leader in 3D geospatial technology solutions. GeoSLAM uses Velodyne lidar sensors in its ZEB-HORIZON mob ... more
Solar and wind energy sites mapped globally for the first time
Southampton UK (SPX) May 05, 2020
Researchers at the University of Southampton have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental impact. ... more
Galileo positioning aiding Covid-19 reaction
Paris (ESA) Apr 30, 2020
As European governments plan their phased recoveries from the lockdown states triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the positioning delivered through satellite navigation is becoming more important th ... more
GPS celebrates 25th year of operation
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, marks its 25th year of operation Apr. 27, 2020. On this date in 1995, the system reached full operational capability, meaning the system met ... more

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Galileo Green Lane, easing pressure at the EU's internal borders
Prague, Czechia (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic respo ... more
Want to transfer into the Space Force? Application period opens May 1
Arlington VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
The U.S. Space Force announced recently the opportunity for U.S. Air Force active duty members to volunteer to officially transfer into the new service begins May 1. "This is an historic time ... more
India develops unique model to hit enemy targets without positioning error
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 22, 2020
Due to the unavailability of a reliable model to predict the electron density of the ionosphere, navigation errors remain, creating technological hurdles. A new model developed by Indian researchers ... more
BlackSky announces secure bundle for intelligence analysts
Herndon VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
BlackSky has announced its new Spectra On-Demand Secure Bundle service to support remote work options for intelligence analysts. The new Spectra solution allows analysts to securely share unclassifi ... more
Esper, lawmakers criticize FCC's approval of Ligado 5G proposal
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 23, 2020
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday criticized a proposal to deploy a nationwide network to provide 5G and internet-of-things services, saying it could disrupt GPS services millions of Americans rely on daily. ... more
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Quantum entanglement offers unprecedented precision for GPS, imaging and beyond
Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 22, 2020
Your phone's GPS, the WiFi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency waves, or RF waves, which carry information from a transmitter at one point to a sensor at ... more
Can sub-Saharan Africa achieve sustainable access to energy for all by 2030?
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 20, 2020
In 2019, the global population without access to electricity dipped below 1 billion for the first time. This progress has however been uneven, both across and within different regions. A new IIASA s ... more
NewSpace Philosophies: Who, How, What?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2020
The world is enthusiastically watching the development of the space industry. Alpha launches from Firefly Aerospace and Orion are in the works, as well as Crew Dragon lift-offs with space tourists. ... more
Apple data show dramatic impact of virus on movement
Hong Kong (AFP) April 15, 2020
Apple has launched a new website that shows with striking graphs how the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on life around the world. ... more
USSF reschedules next GPS launch
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Apr 08, 2020
The United States Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has decided to reschedule the launch of GPS III SV03 (GPS III-3) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to minimize the potentia ... more

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China to launch last satellite for BeiDou navigation system in May
Xichang (XNA) Apr 07, 2020
China is expected to launch the last satellite for its BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System in May from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The new satel ... more
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Innovative space startup advances US ability to gather intelligence in Cislunar Space
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 07, 2020
The rapidly growing 'New Space' startup company Rhea Space Activity (RSA), headquartered in Washington D.C., with operations in Colorado Springs, has been tapped by the United States Air Force (USAF ... more
L3Harris Technologies passes PDR for experimental satellite navigation program
Melbourne FL (SPX) Apr 03, 2020
L3Harris Technologies has reached a major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) project - passing the preliminary design review that defines the spacecraft's pa ... more
Gladiator introduces tiny integrated GNSS-Inertial Navigation Systems
Snoqualmie WA (SPX) Apr 02, 2020
Gladiator Technologies' low noise MEMS inertial sensor and systems technology coupled with VELOX high speed processing are now integrated with a 72 channel GNSS receiver to provide a compact GNSS - ... more
China's BeiDou satellites help precise fertilizer distribution
Beijing (XNA) Apr 02, 2020
China's BeiDou navigation system is helping farmers apply fertilizers and pesticides more precisely, according to a report by Science and Technology Daily. An intelligent fertilizer-pesticide ... more
Wireless network helps scientists track small animals
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 02, 2020
Researchers have developed a wireless network capable of tracking small animals tagged with sensors. ... more
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Intensive farming makes epidemics more likely
Washington DC (UPI) May 05, 2020
Intensive farming, characterized by the overuse of antibiotics, large numbers of animals and limited genetic diversity, increases the odds of animal pathogens making the jump to humans and triggering an epidemic. When researchers in Britain analyzed the evolution of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium carried by cattle and the leading cause of gastroenteritis in the developed world, they ... more
+ Rain brings optimism for drought-plagued Aussie farmers
+ Amino acid swap may help wheat tolerate rising heat
+ Vegan rivals smell blood as virus hits meat supply
+ Technique could enable cheaper fertilizer production
+ Uber ends Eats delivery in seven markets in strategic pullback
+ Honey bees face chronic paralysis pandemic in Britain
+ Virus helps infected bees slip past the guards of healthy hives
Army researchers see path to quantum computing at room temperature
Adelphi MD (SPX) May 04, 2020
Army researchers predict quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality after about a decade. For years, solid-state quantum technology that operates at room temperature seemed remote. While the application of transparent crystals with optical nonlinearities had emerged as the most likely route to this milestone, the plausi ... more
+ Smart chips for space
+ Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence
+ Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological superconductivity
+ Wiring the quantum computer of the future
+ The future of semiconductors is clear
+ Organic memory devices show promise for flexible, wearable, personalized computing
+ Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules

Croatia defence minister quits after deadly plane crash
Zagreb (AFP) May 7, 2020
Croatia's defence minister resigned Thursday after a military training plane crashed in the hinterland of the central Adriatic coast, killing the two people onboard. "This is a huge loss for the Croatian army... I resign," Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic told reporters. "What is important is that everything be investigated," said Krsticevic, who is also one of the country's deputy prim ... more
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+ B1-B bombers deployed to Guam
+ Conceptual study for environment-friendly flight
+ Canada says five missing in navy chopper crash believed dead
+ One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash
+ China's airlines, oil firms post big Q1 virus losses
+ Debris of missing Canadian NATO helicopter found off Greece
Uber losses widen but appetite grows for Eats
San Francisco (AFP) May 7, 2020
Uber said Thursday its losses widened in the first quarter as the pandemic bit hard into ridesharing but that it saw signs of recovery and a booming appetite for its Eats meal delivery helping it through the crisis. The San Francisco-based company said ride bookings were up eight percent over the first three months of the year despite the lockdowns that began in the final weeks of the quarte ... more
+ How we might recharge an electric car as it drives
+ California sues Uber and Lyft for calling drivers 'contractors'
+ Uber cuts 3,700 jobs amid pandemic slump
+ Internet of Things meets automated driving
+ Volkswagen dealt EU court setback over diesel pollution
+ Tesla's Musk calls confinement 'outrage,' urges reopening
+ Lyft slashes workforce in face of major hit from pandemic
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Equities tumble as Trump revives trade war fears
Hong Kong (AFP) May 4, 2020
Stock markets suffered steep losses Monday, tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the coronavirus pandemic. Claims by the US president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the disease started in a lab in Wuhan, and that those responsible would be held to account, overshadowed a further slowing of infections and d ... more
+ China exports see surprise 3.5% jump in April, imports fall
+ Hong Kong economy shrinks record 8.9% in first quarter
+ US jobless claims begin decline, but still high at 3.2 mn
+ China, US commit to implement trade deal despite virus row
+ Asia equities turn negative as virus economic reality bites
+ Grim and getting worse: US set for historic unemployment surge
+ EU faces historic recession as China, US spar over virus origins
Brazil to deploy army to fight Amazon deforestation
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) May 7, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the army Thursday to fight Amazon wildfires and deforestation, amid warnings the world's biggest rainforest is disappearing even faster than during record devastation last year. The far-right leader has faced criticism on the world stage for record-breaking wildfires in 2019, his first year in office. And though fire season will only start in ... more
+ Look beyond rainforests to protect trees, scientists say
+ Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging
+ Deforestation in Africa accelerates: UN food agency
+ Plant diversity in Europe's forests is on the decline
+ Ancient long-lived pioneer trees store majority of carbon in tropical forests
+ Drylands to become more abundant, less productive due to climate change
+ The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon

Russia to launch first satellite for monitoring Arctic climate this year
Moscow (Sputnik) May 05, 2020
Russia will launch its first Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate and environment at the end of the year, General Director of the Lavochkin aerospace company Vladimir Kolmykov said. "As of now, the number one Arktika-M spacecraft has been developed and is undergoing radio-electronic testing ... the launch is planned for the end of 2020", Kolmykov said, adding that the seco ... more
+ Impact of Coronavirus on air quality now visible
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ A Radar for Plastic: High-Resolution Map of 1 km Grids to Track Plastic Emissions in Seas
+ Sentinel-6A gets an earful
+ NASA CubeSat Mission to Gather Vital Space Weather Data
+ Wetter climate to trigger global warming feedback loop in the tropics
+ Cold air rises - what that means for Earth's climate
To make an atom-sized machine, you need a quantum mechanic
Singapore (SPX) May 05, 2020
Here's a new chapter in the story of the miniaturisation of machines: researchers in a laboratory in Singapore have shown that a single atom can function as either an engine or a fridge. Such a device could be engineered into future computers and fuel cells to control energy flows. "Think about how your computer or laptop has a lot of things inside it that heat up. Today you cool that with ... more
+ Magnetic nanoparticles help researchers remotely release adrenal hormones
+ New DNA origami motor breaks speed record for nano machines
+ Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant
+ Nanobubbles in nanodroplets
+ New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light
+ A quantum breakthrough brings a technique from astronomy to the nano-scale
+ Creating a nanoscale on-off switch for heat
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Pentagon announces new mission for secretive space drone
Washington (AFP) May 6, 2020
The US Air Force said Wednesday it would be sending its high-tech X-37B space drone back into orbit this month - the sixth trip for the reusable vehicle that maneuvers around the Earth on secretive missions. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a small version of the manned space shuttles retired in 2011, will be launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on May 16, the Air Force s ... more
+ Boeing presents first Loyal Wingman drone aircraft to Australia
+ Israel Defense Ministry buys small exploding drones
+ FLIR to supply Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems for US Army's Soldier Borne Sensor Program
+ Liteye expands their counter UAS layered approach with Raytheon Missiles and Defense's Phaser
+ UAV Navigation integrates Sagetech Avionics' transponders for sense and avoidance
+ US military lose second drone in Niger
+ Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability
New map highlights China's export-driven CO2 emissions
Washington DC (UPI) May 07, 2020
China produces a whole lot of stuff - stuff that gets bought by the rest of the world. In 2019, China's exported approximately $2.5 trillion worth of goods. China also produces a lot of CO2. The nation of nearly 1.4 billion people is world's leader in greenhouse gas emissions. In a new study, researchers at the University of Michigan examined the links between China's exports an ... more
+ COVID-19 to cause record emissions fall in 2020: IEA
+ Europe's banks not doing enough on climate: pressure group
+ DLR rethinks carbon pricing process
+ Brussels tries to inoculate EU Green Deal against virus
+ Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
+ Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems
+ Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets

Supercapacitor promises storage, high power and fast charging
University Park PA (SPX) May 06, 2020
A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors, according to researchers at Penn State and two universities in China. "Manganese oxide is definitely a promising material," said Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics and faculty member in the ... more
+ New Princeton study takes superconductivity to the edge
+ KIST develops high-performance ceramic fuel cell that operates on butane gas
+ Researchers tackle a new opportunity to develop high-energy batteries
+ Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability
+ Scientists explore the power of radio waves to help control fusion reactions
+ A leap in using silicon for battery anodes
+ Abundant element to power small devices
Northrop Grumman awarded $123.5M to integrate Navy LAIRCM system
Washington DC (UPI) May 01, 2020
Northrop Grumman received a $123.5 million contract modification Friday to integrate the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system onto aircraft for the U.S. military and two allied governments. The deal funds integration of the DON LAIRCM system onto aircraft for the Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as the governments of Norway and New Zealand. The DON L ... more
+ Huntington Ingalls nabs $187.1M for overhaul of USS John C. Stennis
+ Almost all French aircraft carrier sailors recover from virus: official
+ US, UK navy operates in the Barents Sea
+ Marinette Marine nets $795.1M for 10 Guided Missile Frigates for Navy
+ COVID-19 cases on Roosevelt carrier surge as crew readies for return to sea
+ Navy's RIMPAC 2020 exercise will be 'at-sea-only' due to COVID-19 concerns
+ US Navy extends probe into virus-hit aircraft carrier
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21 SW enlisted keep critical USSF asset training churning during worldwide pandemic
Beale AFB CA (AFNS) May 05, 2020
One of the 21st Space Wing Operations Group's smallest geographically separated units has been the lynchpin keeping the Air Force's Upgraded Early Warning Radar system operational. Twenty-First OG's Operations Support Squadron's 's Detachment 1, located at Beale Air Force Base, California, operates the direct training pipeline that feeds radar operators to all UEWR locations across the glo ... more
+ Novel research speeds up threat detection, prevention for Army missions
+ Prior COVID-19 diagnosis a disqualification for U.S. military service
+ FN America, Colt's awarded $383.3M to make M16A4s for Iraq, others
+ Is it time for a 'new way of war?' What China's army reforms mean for the rest of the world
+ Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials
+ New stop-movement order will allow some soldiers to change station
+ Amid COVID-19 hurdles, AFRL develops "jump kits" to rapidly enable operations
Russia to launch first satellite for monitoring Arctic climate this year
Moscow (Sputnik) May 05, 2020
Russia will launch its first Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate and environment at the end of the year, General Director of the Lavochkin aerospace company Vladimir Kolmykov said. "As of now, the number one Arktika-M spacecraft has been developed and is undergoing radio-electronic testing ... the launch is planned for the end of 2020", Kolmykov said, adding that the seco ... more
+ Impact of Coronavirus on air quality now visible
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ A Radar for Plastic: High-Resolution Map of 1 km Grids to Track Plastic Emissions in Seas
+ Sentinel-6A gets an earful
+ NASA CubeSat Mission to Gather Vital Space Weather Data
+ Wetter climate to trigger global warming feedback loop in the tropics
+ Cold air rises - what that means for Earth's climate

Astroscale and Northumbria Uni to advance standardization of end-of-life satellite practices
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 06, 2020
Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing technology and services to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, reports it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Chris Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University, Newcastle, to collaborate on investigating end-of-life standards and practices from various industries, su ... more
+ ESA's Tenerife telescope resumes watching the sky
+ In search of the lighting material of the future
+ The cost of space debris
+ Air Force investigates using quantum materials in new navigation tool
+ Study highlights gallium oxide's promise for next generation radiation detectors
+ Gaming becomes king of entertainment in pandemic lockdown
+ 'Assassin's Creed' stars as Xbox teases new games
Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Missiles and Defense Partner on Next Generation Interceptor
Falls Church VA (SPX) May 05, 2020
Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Missiles and Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies, are partnering to pursue a U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). This strategic partnership will offer the MDA an interceptor solution that will support the warfighter and MDA's efforts to rapidly deploy a system that complements and strengthe ... more
+ US pulling Patriot missile batteries from Saudi
+ Boeing awarded $128.5M modification to GMD missile upgrade contract
+ US Army awards $6B contract to Lockheed Martin for PAC-3 MSE production
+ SBIRS GEO-5 space vehicle enters critical thermal vacuum testing
+ Syria air defence intercepts 'Israeli' missiles: state media
+ Russia positions S-500 as game changer for missile defense
+ Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq
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