Satellite navigation systems http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25392/all en British waterway deploys ship safety aid to combat GPS attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-waterway-deploys-ship-safety-aid-combat-gps-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Saul</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Britain is deploying a back-up ship navigation system in the English Channel, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, to tackle the growing risks of disruptions of vessel satellite devices and jamming by criminal gangs.</p> <p>Mariners increasingly rely on global navigation systems that use satellite signals to find a location or keep exact time. One of the most well known is the Global Positioning System or GPS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-waterway-deploys-ship-safety-aid-combat-gps-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Satellite navigation systems Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:00:46 +0000 5733149 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, US hold space cooperation talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/japan-us-hold-space-cooperation-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japan and the United States held talks Monday on wide-ranging cooperation in space, including the satellite monitoring of ships, a joint statement said.</p> <p>The collaboration is apparently aimed at countering China's growing assertiveness at sea and the expansion of its space exploration programme, according to Japanese media.</p> <p>The statement, released by the Japanese foreign ministry said experts from the two governments met in Tokyo for the first "Comprehensive Dialogue on Space".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/japan-us-hold-space-cooperation-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Japanese space program Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Satellite navigation systems Technology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:16:54 +0000 5779737 at http://www.globalpost.com Milestone for European navigation system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/milestone-european-navigation-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Galileo, Europe's rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS), passed a milestone Tuesday when it pinpointed its first-ever ground location, the European Space Agency said.</p> <p>The spot -- ESA's research and technology centre in Noordwijk in the Netherlands -- was determined with an accuracy of between 10 and 15 metres (32 to 49 feet), using four satellites already in orbit.</p> <p>"This is the first time ever that Europe has been able to determine a position on the ground using only its own independent navigation system," Galileo project manager Javier Benedicto said. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/milestone-european-navigation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satellite navigation systems Spaceflight Technology AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:16:59 +0000 5781240 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to set up GPS jamming surveillance system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/s-korea-set-gps-jamming-surveillance-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Amid growing war threats from North Korea, South Korea plans to beef up its surveillance system against the North's provocative electronic jamming signals that have targeted civilian facilities in the past, sources said Wednesday.</p><P>In addition to cyber attacks on South Korean networks, the North has been disrupting global positioning system (GPS) signals since 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/s-korea-set-gps-jamming-surveillance-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Military science Satellite navigation systems Technology Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:01:41 +0000 Asianet 5809897 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan adopts Chinese rival GPS satellite system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/pakistan-adopts-chinese-rival-gps-satellite-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan is set to become the fifth Asian country to use China's domestic satellite navigation system which was launched as a rival to the US global positioning system, a report said Saturday.</p> <p>The Beidou, or Compass, system started providing services to civilians in the region in December and is expected to provide global coverage by 2020. It also has military applications.</p> <p>Thailand, China, Laos and Brunei already use the Chinese system, which currently consists of 16 operational satellites, with 30 more due to join the system, according to English-language China Daily.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130518/pakistan-adopts-chinese-rival-gps-satellite-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Satellite navigation systems Technology AFP Sat, 18 May 2013 09:30:17 +0000 5840812 at http://www.globalpost.com India to launch satellite navigation system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/india-launch-satellite-navigation-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India will Monday launch the first stage of its domestic satellite navigation network which will eventually provide services both to civilians and the military and is similar to the US Global Positioning System, officials said.</p> <p>The first of seven satellites will be carried into space as part of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), just months after China inaugurated its own domestic satellite navigation system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/india-launch-satellite-navigation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satellite navigation systems Spaceflight Technology AFP Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:04:06 +0000 5872257 at http://www.globalpost.com India launches satellite for new navigation system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/india-launches-satellite-new-navigation-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India launched the first of seven satellites for its domestic satellite navigation network Tuesday, its space centre said, in the first step to creating a scaled down version of the US Global Positioning System.</p> <p>A rocket took off in the early hours from a site in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh and injected the 600-kilogramme (1,300-pound) satellite into orbit 20 minutes later.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/india-launches-satellite-new-navigation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satellite navigation systems Spaceflight Technology AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:31:38 +0000 5873196 at http://www.globalpost.com India launches navigation satellite into orbit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130702/india-launches-navigation-satellite-orbit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Delhi, Jul 2 (EFE).- India launched the first satellite of its own navigation system similar to GPS, a system that will begin operating in 2015.</p> <p>The rocket carrying the satellite lifted off at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday from the Sriharikota base, said the Indian Space Research Organization in a communique on its Web page.</p> <p>"India has entered a new era of space applications," ISRO chief K. Radhakrishnan told the IANS news agency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130702/india-launches-navigation-satellite-orbit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satellite navigation systems Spaceflight Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:32:19 +0000 5873902 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea to develop satellite based navigation system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130903/s-korea-develop-satellite-based-navigation-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to develop a new satellite-based navigation system that will significantly reduce the margin of error and enhance the safety of public transportation, including airline services, the government said Tuesday.</p> <p>The country will begin developing what is known as a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) from next year for completion by 2018, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130903/s-korea-develop-satellite-based-navigation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Satellite navigation systems Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 03 Sep 2013 04:46:23 +0000 5923102 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea develops way to use advanced GPS in navigation system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130909/s-korea-develops-way-use-advanced-gps-navigation-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has developed a technology to allow the use of an advanced global positioning system (GPS) in any ordinary digital multimedia broadcasting device, such as car navigation systems, the government said Tuesday.</p> <p>The so-called differential GPS (DGPS) will be made available to the public as early as next year, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.</p> <p>The DPGS has only been used by some 6,400 fishing vessels and about 790 organizations, including research institutes, as it required an expensive data receiving device.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130909/s-korea-develops-way-use-advanced-gps-navigation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GPS Satellite navigation systems Technology Yonhap News Agency Tue, 10 Sep 2013 02:16:48 +0000 5929129 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea's electronic jamming signals against S. Korea on rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131009/n-koreas-electronic-jamming-signals-against-s-korea-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has increased jamming satellite navigation signals in South Korea in recent years, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, a move that has raised safety concerns for civilian flights and ships.</p> <p>North Korea disrupted global positioning system (GPS) signals for several days in each year in 2010-12, said Kim Gi-hyeon, a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party, citing government data.</p> <p>GPS is a satellite-based navigation system widely used by planes, ships and the military as well as ordinary drivers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131009/n-koreas-electronic-jamming-signals-against-s-korea-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Navigation Satellite navigation systems Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:35:06 +0000 5956003 at http://www.globalpost.com China says satellite network to be big asset, others can use it too http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131227/china-says-satellite-network-be-big-asset-others-can-use-it-too <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Adam Rose</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China's homegrown satellite navigation system will bring untold economic, social and military benefits and other countries in Asia are welcome to use it, the director of China's satellite navigation agency said on Friday.</p> <p>The year-old Beidou satellite navigation system is a rival to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russian GLONASS. Beidou's 16 satellites serve the Asia-Pacific but the number of satellites is expected to grow to 30 by 2020 as coverage expands globally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131227/china-says-satellite-network-be-big-asset-others-can-use-it-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beidou navigation system Satellite navigation systems Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:52:36 +0000 6030066 at http://www.globalpost.com China deploys 10 satellites to help in search for Malaysia jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140311/china-deploys-10-satellites-help-search-malaysia-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China has deployed 10 satellites to help in the massive air and sea search for a missing Malaysian airliner, the People's Liberation Army Daily said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The satellites will use high-resolution earth imaging capabilities, visible light imaging and other technologies to "support and assist in the search and rescue operations for the Malaysian Airlines aircraft", the newspaper said in an article that was also carried on the defense ministry's website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140311/china-deploys-10-satellites-help-search-malaysia-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Remote sensing Satellite Satellite navigation systems Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:21:48 +0000 6092229 at http://www.globalpost.com China surprises with flight search satellite photos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/china-surprises-flight-search-satellite-photos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing was unusually open in revealing its satellite capabilities when it released photographs of possible debris from a missing airplane, despite taking four days to make the images public, analysts said Thursday.</p> <p>China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) published three pictures late Wednesday of what it said were suspected large floating objects in the South China Sea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140313/china-surprises-flight-search-satellite-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Satellite navigation systems Technology AFP Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:20:56 +0000 6094391 at http://www.globalpost.com Satellites scour earth for clues as Malaysia jet mystery deepens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140314/satellites-scour-earth-clues-malaysia-jet-mystery-deepens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal, Paul Sandle and Brenda Goh</p> <p>WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - An unprecedented international effort is under way from space to track the missing Malaysia passenger jet as satellite operators, government agencies and rival nations sweep their gaze across two oceans in search of elusive debris or data.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140314/satellites-scour-earth-clues-malaysia-jet-mystery-deepens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Satellite Internet Satellite navigation systems Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:16:45 +0000 6096064 at http://www.globalpost.com