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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.

Posts by Alan Cameron

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»

In MIT project, drones map without GPS Posted on 09 Jan 2019 in the Latest News & Mapping & UAV/UGV categories.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented a project at the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics involving an autonomous drone fleet system that collaboratively mapped an environment under... Read more»

First GPS III satellite flies to historic perch in space Posted on 08 Jan 2019 in the From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

After several launch delays, the first GPS III satellite successfully deployed from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, rising from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 23. By Jan. 2, the satellite had circularized its... Read more»

First GPS III launch delayed for rocket issues Posted on 19 Dec 2018 in the Defense & Featured Stories & GNSS & Latest News categories.

The scheduled launch of the first GPS III satellite on December 18 was scrubbed, reportedly due to first stage liquid oxygen thermal limit constraints aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block... Read more»

Out in Front: Your future revealed Posted on 01 Dec 2018 in the GNSS & Opinions categories.

As in, your future reading, in these pages. Changes are in store, and soon to become real. (Isn’t that always the way?) But truly, while continuing to cover every front... Read more»

Drones speed inspections, push boundaries of cinematography Posted on 26 Nov 2018 in the Latest News & UAV/UGV categories.

Septentrio, Kespry share UAV advances; Game of Thrones, Mission Impossible also highlighted in GPS World webinar. The UAV inspection industry continues to grow, as evidenced by these case studies of end-user application,... Read more»