Transport > Navigation

Inmarsat's Fleet Xpress enables 'smart shipping'

18 April, 2016

'Smart shipping' is being made possible in China under the largest Fleet Xpress contract to date, which will be supported by Cobham's SAILOR antenna systems.


Fleet Xpress ushers in 'smart' ship operations

01 April, 2016

After recently announcing a successful trial, Inmarsat said its Fleet Xpress broadband solution is now ready to bring in a new era of ship communications.


Inmarsat heads European air traffic consortium

09 March, 2016

With any luck, airline ticket prices will drop in Europe following Inmarsat's ESA contract to improve congested European air traffic with new-generation, satellite-based data link communications.


Boeing demonstrates digital GPS navigation signals

23 July, 2015

Boeing has successfully demonstrated a digital version of GPS III navigation signals, a breakthrough that could contribute to significantly modernising the service.


Europe's Galileo system now has eight satellites in orbit

01 April, 2015

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair on 27 March from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, with four more scheduled for launch later this year.


Fourth GPS satellite for 2014 successfully launched

30 October, 2014

Unlike the ill-fated Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch on Wednesday, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket has successfully boosted the latest GPS satellite into orbit.


GPS users to benefit from more precise data

11 April, 2014

The newest addition to the GPS constellation increases the precision of position, navigation and timing data sent to users around the world.


Latest GPS satellite sends initial signals

24 February, 2014

It's all systems go for the latest Boeing-built GPS IIF global navigation systems satellite, launched on 20 February, with initial signals received.


Location tracking service for public safety agencies

12 February, 2014

Airwave UK has launched a location tracking service called Collaborate that will enable emergency services to proactively share their GPS location data.


Reef navigation aids to be upgraded

11 February, 2014

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has awarded a contract for the maintenance of its aids to navigation network.


Satellite navigation made easier

05 September, 2013

Emergency services agencies and mining operators could soon achieve more reliable GPS fixes in difficult locations, thanks to Australian research.


Space-based air traffic surveillance

20 June, 2013

This system will enable cost-effective global automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) services for air navigation service providers.


Latest GPS satellite launched

17 May, 2013

The GPS IIF-4 satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


Galileo fixes Europe’s position in history

11 April, 2013

Europe’s answer to GPS, Galileo, has achieved a fundamental step forward with its first ground position fix using four satellites.


u-blox demonstrates navigation using Chinese BeiDou satellite system

21 January, 2013

u-blox, a provider of GPS/GNSS and wireless semiconductors, has achieved successful satellite positioning using China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.


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