China’s BeiDou Satellite System Now, Ready To Compete With Rival GPS

The BeiDou system, named after the Chinese term for the Big Dipper constellation, added two more satellites to its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"] China BD Satellite[/caption] Beijing: China has completed the deployment of its home grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) constellation with the successful...

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NASA advancing GNSS capabilities for spacecraft

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program is developing capabilities that will allow missions at high altitudes to take advantage of GNSS signals for timing and navigation, including the Artemis missions to the Moon. Interoperability of the GNSS constellations will be key for spacecraft at higher altitudes where GNSS signals are...

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NASA explores upper limits of GNSS for Artemis Mission

By Danny Baird ​NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program office The Artemis generation of lunar explorers will establish a sustained human presence on the Moon, prospecting for resources, making revolutionary discoveries and proving technologies key to future deep space exploration. To support these ambitions, NASA navigation engineers from the Space Communications...

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