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May 06, 2020
VSAT NEWS
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

GPS NEWS
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
SOLAR DAILY
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
GPS NEWS
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
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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


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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
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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
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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
CYBER WARS
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
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AFRICA NEWS
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
SPACEMART
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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Space Force announces its first pandemic-related launch delay
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 08, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the launch of a GPS III satellite - the first postponement tied to the virus for a military space mission, the U.S. Space Force said. ... 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
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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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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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Contingency Operations Program and GPS III SV02 Receives Operational Acceptance from USSF
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2020
The Space and Missile Systems Center achieved a major Global Positioning System milestone on March 27 with the Contingency Operations (COps) program and GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 02 receiving U.S. ... 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
+ Uber ends Eats delivery in seven markets in strategic pullback
+ Technique could enable cheaper fertilizer production
+ Honey bees face chronic paralysis pandemic in Britain
+ Virus helps infected bees slip past the guards of healthy hives
+ UAE wages war on tiny scourge threatening date palms
Smart chips for space
Paris (ESA) May 01, 2020
Tiny integrated circuits destined for space missions, etched onto a single wafer of silicon, examined under a magnifier. To save money on the high cost of fabrication, various chips designed by different companies and destined for multiple ESA projects are crammed onto the same silicon wafers, etched into place at specialised semiconductor manufacturing plants or 'fabs'. Once manufac ... more
+ Army researchers see path to quantum computing at room temperature
+ 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


B1-B bombers deployed to Guam
Washington DC (UPI) May 04, 2020
Four B1-B Lancer bombers and 200 airmen were deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Texas for training operations, the U.S. Air Force announced on Monday. Three Lancers flew to Guam while one flew "east of Japan to conduct training with U.S. Navy assets operating in the region before heading to Andersen AFB," an Air Force statement said. The aircraft and personnel are pa ... more
+ One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash
+ Canada says five missing in navy chopper crash believed dead
+ Conceptual study for environment-friendly flight
+ China's airlines, oil firms post big Q1 virus losses
+ Debris of missing Canadian NATO helicopter found off Greece
+ Learning from fish and flags to inform new propulsion strategies
+ AlphaDogfight Trials Final Event Moved to August
California sues Uber and Lyft for calling drivers 'contractors'
San Francisco (AFP) May 5, 2020
California on Tuesday sued rideshare operators Uber and Lyft for "misclassifying" drivers as contractors instead of employees in violation of a state law. The suit, joined by the state's large municipalities, seeks to require the companies to compensate drivers and pay penalties that could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. "California has ground rules with rights and protecti ... more
+ Tesla's Musk calls confinement 'outrage,' urges reopening
+ Internet of Things meets automated driving
+ Volkswagen dealt EU court setback over diesel pollution
+ Lyft slashes workforce in face of major hit from pandemic
+ Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light
+ Could shrinking a key component help make autonomous cars affordable?
+ Renault shifts to all-electric cars for China
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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
+ Hong Kong economy shrinks record 8.9% in first quarter
+ Grim and getting worse: US set for historic unemployment surge
+ US warns of 'consequences' if China abandons trade deal
+ Equities tumble in Asia as Trump revives trade war fears
+ Stocks advance as virus restrictions are eased
+ Macau's casino takings almost wiped out by pandemic impact
+ Chinese factory activity slows in face of global pandemic
Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 06, 2020
Logging of native forests increases the risk and severity of fire and likely had a profound effect on the recent, catastrophic Australian bushfires, according to new research. In the wake of the country's worst forest fires in recorded history, University of Queensland researchers have been part of an international collaboration, investigating Australia's historical and contemporary land-u ... more
+ 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
+ Indigenous leader murdered in Amazon
+ Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole
+ In an African forest, a fight to save the endangered pangolin


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
+ 'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
+ SwRI awarded $12.8M to develop space weather instrument
+ COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts
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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Israel Defense Ministry buys small exploding drones
Washington DC (UPI) May 04, 2020
The Israel's Ministry of Defense ordered 6.6-pound drones for its ground forces working in urban areas, maker Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. said Monday. The Spike Firefly is a "loitering munition," also known as a kamikaze drone or suicide drone, a category in which the single-use munition loiters airborne in a target area, searches for targets, and attacks once one is located, e ... more
+ Warsaw hospitals eye drones to transport virus test samples
+ Liteye expands their counter UAS layered approach with Raytheon Missiles and Defense's Phaser
+ UAV Navigation integrates Sagetech Avionics' transponders for sense and avoidance
+ Singapore launches first drone delivery service
+ High value targets found in minutes versus days during Wake-Cho Feasibility Study
+ Steering drones for power generation
+ American Manufacturers Swift Tactical Systems and Silvus Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance
COVID-19 to cause record emissions fall in 2020: IEA
Paris (AFP) April 30, 2020
COVID-19 is expected to cause global energy emissions to fall a record eight percent this year due to an unprecedented drop in demand for coal, oil and gas, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA's Global Energy Review was based on an analysis of electricity demand over more than 100 days, during which much of the world has entered lockdown in a bid to control the pandemic. ... more
+ 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
+ Brussels not dropping Green Deal despite virus


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
+ 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
+ Almost all French aircraft carrier sailors recover from virus: official
+ US, UK navy operates in the Barents 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
+ Second US Navy ship hit by COVID outbreak returns to port
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Novel research speeds up threat detection, prevention for Army missions
Adelphi MD (SPX) May 05, 2020
Threat detection and prevention are essential to ensuring the safety and security of warfighters. Researchers have developed a way to speed up the processing of extremely large graphs and data, making the most efficient use of modern Army computational resources before and during Soldier deployment. Graphs have become a preferred choice of data representation for modeling many real-world s ... more
+ 21 SW enlisted keep critical USSF asset training churning during worldwide pandemic
+ 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
+ Underminer demos feasibility of rapidly constructed logistics tunnels
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
+ 'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
+ SwRI awarded $12.8M to develop space weather instrument
+ COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts


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
+ Air Force investigates using quantum materials in new navigation tool
+ US Army's Sentinel A4 Radar Program quickly achieves key milestones
+ Study highlights gallium oxide's promise for next generation radiation detectors
+ First Q-53 radar equipped with gallium nitride delivered to US Army
+ Getting by in the pandemic with help from (virtual) friends
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 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
+ US deploys Patriot air defence system to Iraq
+ Lockheed awarded $932.8M to make THAADs for U.S., Saudi Arabia
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