Monthly Archives: April 2014

Alternative Complementary GNSS Systems shown to be Essential

In an unprecedented disruption of an operational GNSS constellation, all 24 satellites in the Russian GLONASS broadcast corrupt information for 11 hours starting at 21 UTC on 2 April. This rendered the system completely unusable to all worldwide GLONASS receivers.

The Russian GLONASS monitoring center showed satellites in unhealthy statuses: “failure” and “illegal ephemeris.” Because the failure was systemwide and simultaneous, some have speculated that an incorrect uploading of corrections to satellite ephermerides (orbital positions) occurred. Read more…

EU GNSS Research and Technology Development Workshop

The workshop on European Global Satellite System (GNSS) Research and Technology Development (RTD) will be organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA).

This event is being held to consult stakeholders of the European GNSS community on RTD areas of potential interest to be funded under Horizon 2020 in the period 2015-2020. Read more…