March 1, 2017

Comments on Galileo Waiver Praise Benefits, Flag Future Complications
The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to choose between the immediate benefits of officially improving U.S. satellite navigation receivers and the possibility that, in doing so, it may raise interference levels in a neighboring band or make it harder to develop alternative uses for those adjacent frequencies. ( more)
LKD Aerospace now distributes Honeywell's tactical grade and navigation grade inertial measurement units. These include: HG1700, HG1900, HG1930, HG4930 and the HG9900 IMU. LKD Aerospace also exclusively distributes Honeywell's entire range of accelerometers including: Q-Flex (QA650 through QA3000) and the RBA500 as well as all HI-REL space thermal switches. Please contact our technical sales group at or (425) 396-0829 for more information or technical assistance. 

IRSO Launches 104 Satellites From a Single Rocket 
Last week (February 15, 2017) the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) put a record 104 satellites into orbit with a single launch, and now it's preparing to launch Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mark-III) in a few months.  ( more)
Geoscience Australia, New Zealand, Lockheed Martin all Part of Second-Generation SBAS Research Project
It's been a big couple of weeks for second-generation satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) technology and for Bethesda, Maryland-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin. ( more)
Inside GNSS Webinar
Join us on Tuesday, March 7, when our panel of experts will address the state of the art and science in unmanned agriculture solutions in a FREE web seminar sponsored by NovAtel, Inc.

Our panel of experts for this exciting event are Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, faculty member of aerospace engineering & mechanics department at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA; Mel Torrie, founder and CEO, Autonomous Solutions, Inc.; Benjamin Schilling, Director of Sales at NovAtel, Inc. The webinar moderator will be James Poss, Maj Gen (Ret), CEO of ISR Ideas, an intelligence, unmanned aerial systems and cyber warfare consulting firm.
Universal and precise positioning services on Mars may not be just science fiction in our future. A proposed theoretical concept of a satellite navigation system for Mars promises a solution for future manned missions and future planetary exploration robotic missions to the red planet, according to new research released last week. ( more)
GPS receiver manufacturers have until March 3 to apply for a rare opportunity to test their equipment against realistic urban spoofing.( more)
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