Smartphones Could Serve As Earthquake Early Warning Sensors

The idea of using high accuracy GPS/GNSS Geodetic receivers as Earthquake sensors has been around for a while now. The fact that these high...

European GNSS system Galileo is finally live and it’s a great news for everyone

Today, on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 after 17 years of development, delays and budget increases, the European Global Navigation Satellite System - Galileo is finally...

GNSS Software Defined Receiver Project

The science behind the GPS/GNSS receiver is something that one marvels at; so many complexities. However, it still remains very very simple at a...

Explosion Of Russian Rocket… Is It Beginning Of The End Of The Of Russian...

On Tuesday the Russian rocket has crashed seconds after launching from a spaceport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. This accident creates a question about the future of...

Two Galileo Navigation Satellites launched into Wrong Orbits

Wait, what? Yeah, you read that right. Recent launches of two Galileo satellites have gone terribly wrong. Due to unexpected reasons (well, no one could...

Solar Flare Warning by Japan: What it means for GPS/GNSS

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan  has warned that satellite transmissions and GPS/GNSS positioning could be affected over the...

USGS data now also available on mobile devices

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its topographic maps and data for the use on mobile devices. USGS is one of the major scientific organisations...

GPS Jamming: What happens when GPS is down!

In a world where GPS is vital and in fact the most revolutionary positioning method since the days of "celestial object" based navigation, ever wondered...

IRNSS 1-A successfully launched: Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System project begins!

A decade ago, Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) were starting to explore the possibility of having an Indian alternative to the GPS system,...

Who invented the GPS? People behind the Global Positioning System.

That Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone could be proven in court 113 years after the original inventor Antonio Meucci died. Thomas...

European GNSS Agency builds engine for self-driving cars

Recent year was a breakthrough for the satellite navigation in Europe and the whole world. With the launch of Galileo, Europe become GNSS-independent but...

Weather Forecasting using CubeSats and GPS-RO

Weather forecasting has definitely improved in the last few decades but still there are times, when looking outside the window provided a better guesstimate...

Why is China messing with our GPS coordinates?

If you ever get 'Little Red Riding Hood, a big bad wolf may eat you' kind of lost in China, the last thing you...

China’s GPS aka BeiDou: Coming soon to your smartphone

BeiDou is widely regarded as China's own GPS and rightly so. Recently and finally China released its "secret" i.e. the Navigation message format for...

Glonass navigation stations will be based on Cuba instead of US

We were reporting you in May that Russia threatens to turn off GPS service stations if the U.S. won't allow them to place Glonass...

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