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NASA Engineers Demonstrated X-ray Navigation in Space

According to recent news by NASA,  a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space — a capability that could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to

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Ariane-5 Launches Four Galileo Satellites in Earth Orbit

Four new satellites of the European Galileo satellite navigation system have been successfully launched on board an Ariane 5 launcher. From mid-2018, ‘Nicole’, ‘Zofia’, ‘Alexandre’ and ‘Irina’ will allow almost

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Launch of China’s New-Generation Beidou-3 Navigation Satellites

November 5, 2017  – According to recent news, China has successfully launched two navigation satellites – namely the Beidou-3M1 (Beidou-24) and Beidou-3M2 (Beidou-25) navigation satellite using a Long March-3B/YZ-1 rocket. The satellites are

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Japan Successfully Launches 4th Satellite of Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS)

October 10, 2017  – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 (H-IIA・F36) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 4, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; at 7:01:37a.m., 2017 (JST) from

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Indian Railways to Install GPS in all Hand-pushed Trolleys Used for Track Inspection

September 8, 2017 – PTI – The railway ministry has decided to install GPS trackers in all hand-pushed trolleys used to inspect the tracks.  In a letter to all zonal

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Japan Successfully Launches 3rd Satellite of Quasi-Zenith Satellite System

August 19, 2017 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; geostationary orbit) at 2:29:00

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Isro to Sign MoU with CSIR-NPL for Time and Frequency Traceability Services for NavIC

According to recent news reported by TOI,  the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will on Friday sign an MoU with CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) for time and frequency traceability services. The move

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Japan Launches Satellite Carrying Its Own Version of GPS

Japan has recently launched a rocket carrying a satellite with a local version of the US global positioning system (GPS) (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System) on Thursday (June 1, 2017), which is expected

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Japan to Introduce GPS Satellite to Jam North Korean Signals

According to recent news, Japan will launch GPS satellite that will have GPS jamming capabilities for North Korean signals. The jamming functions are to be included on the Japanese GPS satellite Michibiki

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DGCA to Airlines: Use GAGAN or Face Consequence

Mumbai – According to recent news by the Mumbai Mirror, the government has warned domestic airlines of `consequences’ if they did not adopt the Rs 774 crore GPS-Aided Geo Augmented