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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

1 year, 1 month ago
TOKYO: Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version…

Europe’s own satnav Galileo goes live to rival GPS

1 year, 10 months ago
BRUSSELS: After 17 years, numerous setbacks and three times over budget, Europe's Galileo satnav system went live Thursday, promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self-reliance. Initial services, free to users worldwide,…

Australia moving up in the world… literally

2 years, 2 months ago
SYDNEY: Australia will adjust its latitude and longitude, a government science body says, to put the vast country into alignment with global navigation satellite systems.

UAE warns Pokemon Go may expose users to criminals

2 years, 3 months ago
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The United Arab Emirates warned on Friday that criminals could exploit users of the smash hit virtual reality Pokemon Go game and other apps to hack their phones and spy on their movements. The warning…

Iridium launches timing, location service as GPS back-up

2 years, 4 months ago
WASHINGTON: U.S. firm Iridium Communications Inc on Monday said its Satellite Time and Location (STL) system was ready for use as an alterative or companion to the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

Double solar storms heading towards Earth

4 years, 1 month ago
CAPE CANAVERAL: A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on…