New GLONASS-M Satellite Begins Commissioning

A modernized GLONASS satellite launched on last week has begun its commissioning phase in slot 18 of the Russian GNSS constellations orbital plane 3. It was the first successful GLONASS launch since the loss of three spacecraft in the crash of a Prot...

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Does the United States military’s involvement with GPS make you feel more or less secure? Tell us what you think and leave a comment below. Pictured here is the first military GPS five-channel receiver. It weighed 270 pounds! Credit: Rockwell Collins...


Locata has invented a new, completely autonomous positioning technology that creates terrestrial networks that function as a “local ground-based replica” of GPS-style positioning.  Locata is not designed to replace GPS; it is a local extension and ex...

Reykjavik Víking Maritime Museum

Been biking around Iceland recently and also spent a week in Reykjavik where the Reykjavik Viking Maritime Museum was one of the highlights. Found a Loran A navigation receiver, somebody feels nostalgic?

Boeing Gains FAA Approval to Fly Advanced Navigation Procedures on 787

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received FAA approval to fly Required Navigation Performance - Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures on the 787 fleet. Operators that fly RNP AR procedures significantly reduce fuel burn, emissions and airport congestion by...

Air Force Proposes Dramatic Redesign for GPS Constellation

Momentum is building to shift to a new constellation architecture that uses two types of GPS satellites — full-capability GPS III satellites and new lean spacecraft called NavSats.

Galileo Satellite Achieves High Earth Orbit Positioning with GPS

When the European Space Agency launched its Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element-A (GIOVE-A) satellite in 2005, its main mission was to transmit Galileo test signals that secured the system’s frequencies, evaluate hardware under space environmental co...

Galileo on Its Own

In a milestone for Europe’s GNSS program, the European Space Agency reports the first successful 3D position determination using only Galileo satellites.

e-Navigation workshop/conference

Proceedings 12 February 2013

First Galileo IOV Satellite Producing Full Spectrum of Signals

Europe’s first Galileo satellite appears to be functioning as expected, transmitting test signals received by the European Space Agency’s ground station in Redu, Belgium, across the whole of its assigned radio spectrum, ESA reports.

Glonass navigation system beefed up with Soyuz launch

Another spacecraft to reinforce Russia's fleet of Glonass navigation satellites lifted off Monday November 29th from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on a Soyuz booster.

Proton rocket replenishes Russian navigation system

A Proton launcher rocketed into orbit Friday with three Glonass navigation satellites for the Russian government, delivering reinforcements for the military-run fleet of positioning and timing spacecraft.