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Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup September 25, 2011

Control Bound

Updates & Upgrades In this week’s Professional Land Surveyor Weekly Roundup, I want to explain a few site upgrades in addition to this week’s summary. If you are a regular visitor here, you’ve no doubt noticed a new look. You

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Locata Passes Critical U.S. Air Force Ground-Based Positioning System Design Review Milestone

Locata Passes Critical Design Review Milestone for U.S. Air Force Ground-Based Positioning System Locata Prototypes a System for Centimeter-Accurate Positioning Over Large Areas When GPS Is Completely Denied IRVINE, CA and CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – Sep 8, 2011) – Locata Corporation today announced

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Defense Department Seeks to Protect GPS Operations Against LightSquared Network

Defense Department Seeks to Protect GPS Operations By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 – Defense Department officials are raising concerns that a company’s proposed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference to essential Global Positioning

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Professional Land Surveyor News: USAF Begins Test Satellite GPS IIF Transmission of L5 Signal

Professional Land Surveyor News: USAF Begins Test  Satellite GPS IIF Transmission of L5 Signal LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. — Officials from the Space and Missile Systems Center’s Global Positioning Systems Wing announced that the first GPS IIF

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Professional Land Surveyor News: Air Force Upgrades GPS Constellation

Professional Land Surveyor News: Air Force Upgrades GPS Constellation SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadron will soon take control of the Air Force’s newest GPS satellite following its tentative launch into orbit May

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Professional Land Surveyor News: Newest NOAA Geostationary Satellite Reaches Orbit

Here’s a news article from earlier this month that I missed, but thought was interesting. Besides, the picture of the rocket taking off is pretty cool, too! Newest NOAA Geostationary Satellite Reaches Orbit GOES-P has improved severe weather, solar storm

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Professional Land Surveyor News: The U.S. Air Force Chose Raytheon To Develop A New Element Of The Global Positioning System (GPS), Called The Advanced Control Segment (OCX), Which Will Improve The Accuracy Of Information From GPS Satellites

The U.S. Air Force chose Raytheon to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), which will improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites. February 25, 2010 The U.S. Air Force

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Vandenberg Successfully Launches Delta II Rocket Carrying WorldView-2 High-Resolution Remote-Sensing Satellite

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Vandenberg successfully launched a Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex late last week. The rocket carried WorldView-2, a high-resolution, remote-sensing satellite, into polar orbit. With confirmation of the payload’s delivery into orbit and signal

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Boeing Ships Next-Generation GPS Satellite to Cape Canaveral for Tests

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 25, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has shipped a Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to conduct a series of key tests for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation

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We’ve Got the GPS Blues

Here are two news stories from yesterday and today concerning GPS that I think you might find interesting. First, in yesterday’s news. Some GPS devices unable to acquire satellite signal It is being reported today that certain GPS devices stopped

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Could Worldwide GPS Die in 2010?

Houston, we have a problem….. For over a month now there has been some chatter regarding the stability and reliability of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and now there is a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) with

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