Showing posts with label GPS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GPS. Show all posts

Saturday, May 26, 2018

China to build high precision PNT system with BeiDou

China is planning to finish building a high precision national comprehensive positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) system on the basis of BeiDou system by 2035.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beidou satellites show importance of indigenous core technology

Beidou satellites
A leading Chinese expert has stressed that China's home-grown Beidou Navigation Satellite System demonstrates the necessity for the country to grasp a core technology that is entirely self-developed, after a US ban on a leading Chinese smartphone maker.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites sent into orbit by single rocket

Twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites sent into orbit
China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on Monday.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Beidou's quick positioning platform serves over 200 countries, regions

Beidou's quick positioning platform
The quick positioning platform of China's Beidou navigation and positioning system is serving more than 200 countries and regions around the globe, China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) announced Thursday.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Mayon volcano (Philippines): volcanic unrest, alert level raised

There are signs that the volcano could be heading towards a new eruption in the medium term future (weeks to months). PHILVOLCS issued a warning and raised the alert level from Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Galileo global satellite positioning system : Russian carrier rocket blasts off from Kourou

 A Russian Souyz-ST carrier rocket with two new satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system has successfully been launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) reported on Tuesday.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Soyuz-ST rocket launch from spaceport in French Guiana delayed due to malfunction — ESA

The launch of a Russian carrier rocket, Soyuz-ST, from a space center in French Guiana has been delayed due to a technical malfunction, the European Space Agency (ESA) reported Sunday.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Researchers tap GPS for faster tsunami warnings

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, believe that global position system (GPS) instruments could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a tsunami.

Monday, February 01, 2016

China launches 21st Beidou navigation satellite

 China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network at 3:29 p.m. Beijing Time Monday.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Soyuz rocket blasts off from French Guiana with two Galileo satellites

A Russian-made Soyuz rocket has successfully blasted off from French Guiana bearing two new satellites for Europe’s Galileo global positioning system.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

China Launches Beidou Satellites to Compete with GPS

China is in a competition with the US’s Global Positioning System. The state media reported China is building it’s own “homegrown satellite navigational system.”

Saturday, March 28, 2015

EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites (positioned as expected)

[European Commission - Press release 28.03.15]:
"Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has just placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Russia Successfully Places Satellite into Orbit

Russia's rocket Proton has managed to bring its telecommunications satellite called Beam into orbit, Russian space agency Roskosmos has announced.

Beam is expected to help GLONASS, the Russian satellite navigation system of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, to improve its precision.

The upgrade will make GLONASS virtually identical to the American GPS, the Russian Times wrote Sunday.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Russian booster worked properly when deploying Galileo satellites

MOSCOW, August 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Soyuz rocket and Fregat booster worked properly when deploying European Galileo satellites last week when they found to be slightly deviating from the target orbit, the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Monday.

“The express analysis of the telemetric data shows that there are no complaints about the work of the onboard equipment of the Soyuz carrier rocket and Fregat booster,” Roscosmos said.

Galileo: European Commission requests full details of launch problems from Arianespace and ESA

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 25 August 2014:

Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident, together with a schedule and an action plan to rectify the problem.
According to initial information from Arianespace, the problem involved the upper stage of the launcher, as a result of which the satellites were not injected into the required orbit.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Galileo satellites not on right orbit (Arianespace)

PARIS: Two European Galileo satellites launched by a Russian-built rocket on Friday (Aug 22) from French Guiana have not reached their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.

"Observations taken after the separation of the satellites from the Soyuz VS09 (rocket) for the Galileo Mission show a gap between the orbit achieved and that which was planned," the company said in a statement. "They have been placed on a lower orbit than expected. Teams are studying the impact this could have on the satellites.”
Arianespace declined to comment on whether their trajectories can be corrected.

Europe launches navigation satellites to rival GPS

Two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system - a rival to the American GPS - were successfully launched on Friday from Kourou in French Guyana, bringing the number of orbiters in the system to six.

The Galileo constellation is designed to give a competitive alternative to both the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia's Glonass.

By the end of the decade, the system will cost Europe around 10 billion euros once operational and comprise 27 satellites orbiting earth at different altitudes.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

«Επίθεση» στη Γή από τον Ηλιο

Η παγκόσμια επιστημονική κοινότητα θεωρεί ότι το 2010 ξεκίνησε ο ενδεκαετής κύκλος ηλιακής δραστηριότητας. Δεδομένων των κλιματικών αλλαγών στη Γη, οι οποίες συνδέονται σε μεγάλο βαθμό με τον Ήλιο, η τρέχουσα δεκαετία δεν αποκλείεται να προκαλέσει νέα προβλήματα στον πλανήτη.  
Εντατικοποιούν τις έρευνές τους για την επίδραση του Ηλίου στη Γη, καθώς και του κλίματος που επικρατεί στο διάστημα, οι δυο διαστημικές υπερδυνάμεις, Ρωσία και ΗΠΑ. Ειδικότερα, στη Ρωσία βαίνει προς την υλοποίησή του το πρόγραμμα Intergelio-Zond, το οποίο ανέπτυξαν οι επιστήμονες του Ινστιτούτου Διαστημικών Ερευνών (Institute Kosmicheskih Issledovanii – ΙΚΙ) της Ρωσικής Ακαδημίας Επιστημών. Η συσκευή, η οποία σχεδιάζεται να εκτοξευτεί το 2018, θα επιτρέψει στους επιστήμονες για πρώτη φορά στα χρονικά να προσεγγίσουν τόσο πολύ τον Ήλιο.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Στην Ισπανία, η «έξυπνη πόλη» του μέλλοντος λειτουργεί ήδη

Πολλές πόλεις στον κόσμο ονειρεύονται να γίνουν «έξυπνες» αλλά το Σανταντέρ της Ισπανίας το έχει ήδη καταφέρει. Χιλιάδες αισθητήρες προειδοποιούν τους κατοίκους για μποτιλιαρίσματα, κανονίζουν το πότισμα των δημόσιων πάρκων και σβήνουν τα φώτα του δρόμου.

Τι είναι μια «έξυπνη πόλη»; Σύμφωνα με το «Spiegel» υπάρχουν διάφορες απόψεις, όμως ένα πράγμα στο οποίο όλοι συμφωνούν είναι ότι οι έξυπνες πόλεις χρησιμοποιούν αισθητήρες, υπολογιστές και έξυπνα τηλέφωνα, ενώ παράλληλα εφαρμόζουν νέους τρόπους τοπικής διακυβέρνησης κάνοντας τις διοικητικές διαδικασίες πιο διαφανείς από ποτέ.

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