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SIRF Walk Indoor GPS – Coming to a Smartphone Near You

SIRF Walk Indoor GPS – Coming to a Smartphone Near You

If you've ever gotten lost in a mall and had to spend time searching for one of those "directions" kiosks, then help is on the way. SIRF Walk, an indoor positioning system created by CSR, will be able to help you find your destination, even when you are inside and out of satellite view. The system will use a phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, and even a barometer.

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Lockheed Martin GPS satellite has been in orbit and working for over a decade

Lockheed Martin GPS satellite has been in orbit and working for over a decade

GPS is one of the most important technologies we have today and is used by billions of people all around the world each day. Lockheed Martin is one of the companies that builds a number of the GPS satellites that are in orbit and the company has announced that one of the satellites has reached a milestone.

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KA-SAT satellite for wireless broadband launched

KA-SAT satellite for wireless broadband launched

Launching satellites is a very complex and risky business. The launch into orbit has all manner of steps and a catastrophic fault can happen at multiple points along the way. The loss of a very expensive satellite can be something that firms don’t recover from for a long time. A European company called Eutelsat has announced that yesterday its latest KA-SAT was put into orbit using a Proton Breeze M rocket.

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Russian launch fails to put three nav satellites in orbit

Russian launch fails to put three nav satellites in orbit

Russia attempted to put three new Glonass-M navigation satellite into orbit over the weekend. The launch failed to loft the satellites into orbit and resulted in the loss of all three satellites. A launch failure was noted shortly after the 5:25 a.m. launch on December 5.

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Russia to spend $2B to clean up orbiting space junk

Russia to spend $2B to clean up orbiting space junk

You can take one look at the picture here that shows how much junk is orbiting the Earth and see that it's really crowded up there. Moreover, we keep putting up new satellites all the time. It's not only working satellites cluttering up the space around Earth, we also have all manner of trash and defunct items floating around up there.

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