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E-TBEx's deployment is tested at the Michigan Exploration Lab. Constructing and testing the E-TBEx CubeSats was particularly complex because of the multiple antennas and solar panels that deploy after launch. Credits: University of Michigan/Michigan Exploration Lab
NASA Prepares to Launch Twin Satellites to Study Signal Disruption From Space

June 11, 2019

NASA’s twin E-TBEx CubeSats — short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment — are scheduled to launch in June…
Record-Breaking Satellite Advances NASA’s Exploration of High-Altitude GPS

April 5, 2019

The four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft recently broke the world record for navigating with GPS signals farther from Earth than…
New Study Tracks Hurricane Harvey Stormwater with GPS

September 20, 2018

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water on southeast Texas in late August 2017,…
MIT Tackles Autonomous Driving Challenges With New GPS System

May 11, 2018

Self-driving cars are quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to science fact, but if Uber’s recent…
How NASA and John Deere Helped Tractors Drive Themselves

April 19, 2018

There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been making good…
Phones vulnerable to location tracking even when GPS services off

November 30, 2017

The app, called PinMe, mines information already stored on smartphones that — unlike GPS — doesn’t require permission…
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four

October 24, 2017

Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites…
Mobile Devices May Determine How Places and People Increase HIV Risk Behavior

October 20, 2017

Adult men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the highest risk groups for HIV.  In 2010,…
New Smartphone Chips Will Allow 30cm GPS accuracy

September 28, 2017

In a current world, where distances are becoming shorter, accurate navigation is getting more and more valuable. All…
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

July 3, 2017

Milestone series of tests have quadcopters slaloming through woodlands, swerving around obstacles in a hangar, and reporting back…
New Real-Time Tsunami Detection System Relies on GPS and Other Satellite Systems

May 22, 2017

A team of researchers from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena,…
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight

April 10, 2017

Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to…
‘Indoor GPS’ Apps Closer to Reality With New NIST Challenge

April 10, 2017

GPS usually works great outdoors, but what if you’re disoriented in a large building such as a museum…
10 Great Examples of Location-Based Apps

March 30, 2017

We all remember when GPS’s were the newest and best thing to happen for our driving. We could…
NASA Partners to Help Develop Self-driving Cars

March 29, 2017

Since its inception, NASA has been known as an agency that opens doors to the future. While focusing…
Cutting-edge Mobile LBS Technology Trends

March 15, 2017

When a consumer drone flies too close to the White House, it might stop in mid-air as if…
NASA Successfully Launches NOAA Advanced Geostationary Weather Satellite

November 20, 2016

NASA successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of highly…
NASA’s MMS Breaks Guinness World Record

November 6, 2016

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, is breaking records. MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest…
Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

October 31, 2016

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA’s Swarm sometimes black…
No GPS, No Problem: Next-Generation Navigation

October 13, 2016

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation…
Strange blackouts hits Space satellites near Equator

October 3, 2016

Researchers have been puzzled by regular blackouts in the GPS navigation system on the European Swarm satellites where…
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

June 23, 2016

The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing…
And yet it moves: 14 Galileo satellites now in orbit

May 25, 2016

Named for the astronomer who pinpointed Earth’s true position in the Solar System, the Galileo satellite navigation system…
NASA Contributes to Global Navigation Standard Update

February 25, 2016

The surface of Earth is constantly being reshaped by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, changes in sea level…
Faster, more accurate tsunami warnings with GPS

February 17, 2016

GPS instruments already in place around the world could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a…
GPS Tracking Down to the Centimeter

February 11, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new, more computationally efficient way to process data…
Ecology on the wing

September 26, 2015

Drones have been flying over the Ugalla Forest in western Tanzania. Far from being part of a military…
New sports technology provides a GPS alternative

September 24, 2015

When it comes to recording accurate performance data for elite athletes, GPS technology can’t keep up, a Griffith…
Smart Biking System

August 31, 2015

SmartHalo is a smart biking device with an automatic tracking capabilities which saves your biking metrics seamlessly. It…
GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

August 10, 2015

The killing of the lion Cecil in a national park in Zimbabwe by a big-game hunter has sparked…
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