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Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Insights column for the weekly Navigate! e-newsletter.

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Bernard Gruber, former GPS Program director, joins Spirent Federal Systems Board Posted on 05 Apr 2019 in the Defense & GNSS & Latest News & OEM categories.

Spirent Federal Systems, a provider of GPS/GNSS test equipment, announced that Col. (retired) Bernard Gruber, former program director of what is now the U.S. Air Force GPS Directorate, has joined... Read more»

Russia practices widespread spoofing Posted on 02 Apr 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News categories.

Analysis of Satellite Data Exposes Threats to Civil Aviation The Russian Federation is growing and actively nurturing a comparative advantage in the targeted use and development of GNSS spoofing capabilities... Read more»

Benefits coming from GPS III constellation Posted on 01 Apr 2019 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS & Latest News & OEM categories.

That was then. This is now. When managed by a new ground control system, GPS III satellites will offer triple the accuracy and eight times the anti-jamming capabilities of the... Read more»

Galileo’s crucible Posted on 05 Mar 2019 in the GNSS & Latest News & Opinions categories.

Gazing through soaring plexiglass walls at the space simulation room of the European Space Agency’s Test Center in the Netherlands affords a glimpse into scientific history. I felt a frisson,... Read more»

An overview of the latest PNT satellite launches Posted on 19 Feb 2019 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

Just last month we celebrated the kickoff of the GPS III campaign, reporting on the launch of the first space vehicle of that generation in the closing days of 2018.... Read more»

Microsatellite constellation geolocates RF signals Posted on 08 Feb 2019 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS & Latest News categories.

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) has launched three formation-flying HawkEye 360 Pathfinder 15-kilogram, 20 x 27 x 44-centimeter microsatellites designed to detect and geolocate radio frequency (RF) signals. The target signals... Read more»

Planet’s breadloaf-sized satellites capture Earth surface Posted on 07 Feb 2019 in the From the Magazine & Latest News & Mapping categories.

Planet (formerly Planet Labs) has put about 300 satellites into space, in charge of photographing the entire land mass of the Earth every day. The satellites weigh 5 kg (12... Read more»

All hail the GPS Gold Standard’s new golden era Posted on 10 Jan 2019 in the From the Magazine & Opinions categories.

Elsewhere in this (January) issue you’ll find the hard facts — basic, but hard — concerning the inaugural launch of the long-awaited GPS III constellation. On pages 10 and 12,... Read more»