Category Archives: Navigation

Galileo’s failed clocks latest hurdle to overcome

Nine high precision clocks on board Europe’s Galileo satellites – vital for the necessary synchronisation of critical satellite navigation technology – have failed, according to … More ››

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Radio hams flag concerns over unlawful drone transmitter interference with air traffic control

Amateur radio enthusiasts in the US are targeting the potential lethal interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed … More ››

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RISE project to boost regional connectivity

NAVBLUE and its SESAR partners have completed the RISE Project (RNP Implementation Synchronised in Europe), laying the groundwork for the deployment of performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures … More ››

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Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation services go live

Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo today started offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Galileo is Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS), … More ››

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Noise concerns dominate Edinburgh airspace change proposals in listening bid

Proposals to change flight paths above Edinburgh to boost operational benefits while minimising community impact have been greeted with concern by people wary of the … More ››

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Paris CDG launches first European RWSL

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is now equipped with a new runway status light (RWSL) system. Installed with the support of European air navigation safety … More ››

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Four Galileo satellites launch all at once

The four Galileo satellites developed and built by Germany’s OHB System have been successfully launched on board an Ariane 5 ES launcher, which lifted off from the … More ››

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Galileo satellites set for quadruple launch

A single Ariane 5 rocket will today propel four Galileo satellites into orbit for the navigation constellation’s first-ever quadruple launch. Mission controllers are training intensively for … More ››

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Thales clinches USAF deployable ILS order

Thales has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) to provide three Deployable – Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). These advanced, mobile systems are a … More ››

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Stormy Weather

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like the European Space Agency’s Swarm sometimes black out when they fly … More ››

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