FIG Commission 5

News related to Commission 5 Sub Group 5.3.3 - GNSS Developments and Modernization


16. December 2010
FIG Vice President Matt Higgins Attends the Fifth Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-5) Turin, Italy, 18-22 October 2010

Read Matt Higgins report


9 January 2008
FIG Vice President Matt Higgins attends the Second Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) hosted by the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore, India, 4 to 7 September, 2007
Matt Higgins report as a PDF file

1 February 2007

FIG ARTICLE OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2007

The FIG Article of the Month in February 2007 is "Provision of Emergency Communication Messages through Satellite Based Augmentation Systems for GNSS: The ESA ALIVE Concept". It is written by Javier Ventura-Traveset, Ankit Raj Mathur and Felix Toran, European Space Agency (ESA), EGNOS Project, and Hans-Peter Plag, University of Nevada, USA.


21 November 2006

FIRST MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ON GNSS (ICG), VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1-2 NOVEMBER 2006

The first meeting of the new International Committee on GNSS (ICG) took place in Vienna during the first week of November. FIG was represented by Vice President elect Matt Higgins. To see a press release about the meeting of ICG, which outlines the attendees and the work plan now being developed, click here.

The ICG has a new web site at: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/gnss/icg.html

The presentations and other working documents from the first meeting of the ICG are available at: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/act2006/icg/index.html


26 September 2005

FIRST MODERNIZED GPS SATELLITE BUILT BY LOCKHEED MARTIN LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE - Press release from Lockheed Martin


21 September 2005
A paper on "New GNSS Developments and their Impact on Survey Service Providers and Surveyors" by Chris Rizos (President of IAG Commission 4), Matt Higgins (Chair FIG Commission 5) and Steve Hewitson

This paper was presented at SSC2005 Spatial Intelligence, Innovation and Praxis: The national biennial Conference of the Spatial Sciences Institute, September 2005. Melbourne.


19 September 2005

GPS Launches a New Era - News Release from AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND


21 February 2005
Report on the UN/USA International Meeting on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) - Hosted by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria, 13 to 17 December 2004

Report of the meeting on the use and applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) hosted by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN OOSA) and also supported by the State Department of the USA. The meetings arise from recommendations of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS), as ratified by the General Assembly of the UN. Matt Higgins, Chair of Commission 5 attended the 2004 meeting representing FIG.


August 30, 2004
MINIATURE ATOMIC CLOCK MAY REVOLUTIONIZE PRECISE NAVIGATION

A new atomic clock about 100 times smaller than any other previously developed atomic clocks was experimentally proven feasible by researchers of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) headquartered at Gaithersburg, MD.

More information is available at:
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/miniclock.htm 
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/energy-tech-04zzf.html


August 20, 2004
LAUNCH OF SATELLITE GPS 2R-13 ON SCHEDULE

The launch of satellite GPS 2R-13 is scheduled to be launched by a Boeing Delta 2 rocket on September 22.

More information is available at:
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/tracking/index.html 


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