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September 2, 2015

Locata Positioning Will Underpin Future Unmanned Aerial System Research at NASA’s Famed Langley Research Center

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA and LAS VEGAS, NV, September 2, 2015 -  Locata Corporation announced today that NASA plans to install a Locata network (LocataNet) as the core positioning technology for safety-critical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) research at its world-renowned Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. NASA Langley is tasked with performing rigorous and repeatable scientific evaluation of

August 3, 2015

Nokia Agrees to Sell HERE to Automotive Industry Consortium

Espoo, Finland, Aug. 3, 2015—Nokia today announced an agreement to sell its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of leading automotive companies, comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (the "Consortium"). The transaction values HERE at an enterprise value of EUR 2.8 billion with a normalized level of working capital

June 24, 2015

MMIST deploys MapLink Pro Mobile to support SkyLink Parachutist Situational Awareness System

June 24, 2015 — ENVITIA is pleased to announce that Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology Inc. (MMIST), a Canadian full solution provider of Precision Aerial Delivery products and services, has chosen MapLink Pro Mobile to provide the map visualisation capability in SkyLink, the leading Parachutist Navigation and Situational Awareness System. SkyLink enhances the Air/Ground operational

June 15, 2015

New Tools Aid Storm Prediction and Increase Ship Navigational Safety in the Gulf

Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida may be more prepared than ever, thanks to some new tools that are enhancing the capabilities that provide the foundation of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). These tools -- GPS Continually Operating Reference Systems (CORS) and Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) -- are being put

June 3, 2015

New NaviPac Module Navigates World’s Longest Moveable Man-Made Structure

June 3, 2015 — EIVA has launched a new module for the offshore navigation solution NaviPac, developed in close collaboration with Subsea 7. The Bundle Monitor module has already proven its worth, having undergone numerous field tests in connection with the offshore transportation and installation of a pre-assembled six-kilometer pipeline bundle. EIVA has further developed

April 17, 2015

NASA’s Dr. James L. Green to Headline ION GNSS+ 2015

Manassas, Virginia, April 15, 2015 – The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division announces Dr. James L. Green, Director, Planetary Science, NASA Headquarters, will be the keynote speaker at the ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference taking place September 14 – 18 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Green’s address will be a journey navigating

April 17, 2015

CroySat Delivers Arctic Ice Measurements within Days

ESA’s ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region. Marking five years in orbit just last week, CryoSat is the first mission to deliver complete maps of Arctic sea-ice thickness – a key indicator of global climate change

March 23, 2015

UTC Aerospace Systems Awarded $39 Million Contract for Surface Ship Sonar Domes

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 23, 2015—UTC Aerospace Systems has received a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane, Indiana, to provide sonar domes for surface combat ships. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $39 million and covers deliveries through 2020 to the U.S. Navy and foreign military sales.

December 27, 2014

Satellites Guide Sailor from Treacherous Waters

Dec. 19, 2014—While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path. Almost 4 km long, the iceberg drifting near the Prince Edward Islands was detected and tracked by European satellites. “According to our experience, at these latitudes the big icebergs undergo strong fragmentation.

December 16, 2014

Navigating the World Just Got Easier with the New World Magnetic Model for 2015–2020

The Earth's magnetic field has been used for navigation since ancient times. Magnetic navigation has continued to improve alongside transportation technologies so that now magnetic models are used in planes, ships and even in your smartphones. To improve magnetic navigation, NOAA scientists at the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in Boulder, Colorado, have tracked the

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