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May 07, 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

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
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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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
GPS NEWS
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
+ 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
+ UAE wages war on tiny scourge threatening date palms
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


Raytheon awarded $325M for repair of ATFLIR system for Navy Super Hornets
Washington DC (UPI) May 06, 2020
Raytheon was awarded a $325 million contract for repair of the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System in the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft for the Navy Tuesday, according to the Pentagon. The ATFLIR is a multi-sensor electro-optical targeting pod used to provide navigation and targeting for military aircraft in adverse weather and using precision-guided munitions such as lase ... more
+ 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
+ Learning from fish and flags to inform new propulsion strategies
How we might recharge an electric car as it drives
Stanford CA (SPX) May 07, 2020
Stanford engineers have taken a big step toward making it practical for electric cars to recharge as they speed along futuristic highways built to "refuel" vehicles wirelessly. Although wireless charging pads already exist for smartphones, they only work if the phone is sitting still. For cars, that would be just as inconvenient as the current practice of plugging them in for an hour or tw ... more
+ 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
+ Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light
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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
+ 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
+ US warns of 'consequences' if China abandons trade deal
+ Asia equities turn negative as virus economic reality bites
Look beyond rainforests to protect trees, scientists say
Exeter UK (SPX) May 07, 2020
Temperate and tropical dry forests - not just rainforests - are home to thousands of unique tree species, a new study reveals. Scientists studied data from more than 10,000 forest and savanna sites across the Americas, discovering unique and special tree biodiversity. Conservation efforts have traditionally focussed on rainforests, partly because they contain so many tree species. ... more
+ Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging
+ 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


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
+ Wetter climate to trigger global warming feedback loop in the tropics
+ Cold air rises - what that means for Earth's climate
+ Impact of Coronavirus on air quality now visible
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ Sentinel-6A gets an earful
+ 'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
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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Boeing presents first Loyal Wingman drone aircraft to Australia
Washington DC (UPI) May 06, 2020
Boeing announced Tuesday it has presented its first unmanned aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force. The Loyal Wingman is the first aircraft to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years, and is the company's largest investment in a drone outside of the United States, according to the company. "This is a truly historic moment for our country a ... more
+ Israel Defense Ministry buys small exploding drones
+ Liteye expands their counter UAS layered approach with Raytheon Missiles and Defense's Phaser
+ UAV Navigation integrates Sagetech Avionics' transponders for sense and avoidance
+ Pentagon announces new mission for secretive space drone
+ Warsaw hospitals eye drones to transport virus test samples
+ Singapore launches first drone delivery service
+ High value targets found in minutes versus days during Wake-Cho Feasibility Study
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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Wetter climate to trigger global warming feedback loop in the tropics
+ Cold air rises - what that means for Earth's climate
+ Impact of Coronavirus on air quality now visible
+ Mapping methane emissions on a global scale
+ Sentinel-6A gets an earful
+ 'Gargantuan' hail in Argentina may have smashed world record
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA


Air Force investigates using quantum materials in new navigation tool
Wright-Patterson AFB OH (AFNS) May 06, 2020
Air Force Research Laboratory researchers Drs. Robert Bedford, Luke Bissell, Chandriker Dass and Michael Slocum are finding practical applications for the curious phenomena that occur in quantum materials. Until the late 1990s, the properties - or even the existence - of such materials seemed little more than theoretical. But, what is a quantum material? Once upon a time, the science of ph ... more
+ Astroscale and Northumbria Uni to advance standardization of end-of-life satellite practices
+ ESA's Tenerife telescope resumes watching the sky
+ Study highlights gallium oxide's promise for next generation radiation detectors
+ In search of the lighting material of the future
+ Gaming becomes king of entertainment in pandemic lockdown
+ Getting by in the pandemic with help from (virtual) friends
+ Liquid metal research invokes 'Terminator' film - but much friendlier
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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