Kutter ut navigasjonssystem – fire stasjoner legges ned

Fra 1. januar 2016 er det over og ut for navigasjonssystemet Loran-C. Det betyr at de fire norske Loran-C-stasjonene på Værlandet i Sogn og Fjordane, Jan Mayen, Bø i Vesterålen og Berlevåg stanser fra denne datoen.

Global Aeronautical Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS)

Global Aeronautical Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS), History, Theory and Applications. Recommended book by Dr. Stojce Dimov Ilcev, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astrona...

Roger Easton, Father Of GPS, Dies At 93

Roger Lee Easton, Sr., the father of GPS and pioneer of modern day navigation, died May 8 at his New Hampshire home, according to BusinessWire. After attending Middlebury College and the University of Michigan, Easton began work as a physicist in ...

New GPS Civil Signal Rollout Will Aid Spoofing Countermeasures

The U.S. Air Force is set to start early implementation of the long-anticipated GPS Civil Navigation (CNAV) message at the end of this month, and will use the process to help develop new countermeasures against spoofing.

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...