Timing Matters – GPS and the Stock Exchange Tell Us Why
(Apr 29) In an April 29 blog post, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Greg Winfree discussed the recent demonstration of Enhanced Loran (eLoran) at the New York Stock Exchange. More
DHS S&T Demonstrates Precision Timing Technology at the New York Stock Exchange
(Apr 20) On April 20, The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the successful demonstration of the Enhanced Loran (eLoran), a precision-timing technology, for financial transactions at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More
PNT Advisory Board to Meet May 18-19
(Apr 11) The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board will hold its next public meeting on May 18-19, 2016, at the National Harbor in Maryland. More
50th Space Wing to Dispose of Two GPS Satellites
(Mar 16) Space operators with the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, are preparing to dispose of two Global Positioning System satellites this month, a first for the units nicknamed Team Blackjack. More
Final DOT Test Plan for GPS Adjacent Band Testing
(Mar 8) The Department of Transportation published its final test plan for its GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Assessment Testing, which will begin in April 2016. Device testing will take place at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) facility in New Mexico. Any GPS device manufacturer interested in providing assistance for the testing should contact Stephen Mackey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-494-2753 by March 18, 2016. More
Final GPS IIF Satellite Joins Constellation
(Feb 16) The 50th Space Wing accepted satellite control authority of the final Global Positioning System GPS IIF satellite from the GPS Directorate during a ceremony held Feb. 12 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Following its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, Feb. 5, operators from the 50th and 310th Space Wings completed an extensive checkout of the satellite before placing it into its assigned orbital slot in the GPS constellation. More
Team Blackjack Supports Last GPS IIF Satellite Launch
(Feb 8) Members of the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons, also known as Team Blackjack, gathered to support and celebrate the launch of GPS IIF satellite vehicle no. 70, the last of the Block IIF family, Friday, Feb. 5, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. More
Air Force Successfully Launches GPS IIF-12 Satellite
(Feb 5) The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the 12th Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 8:38 a.m. EST (5:38 a.m. PST). More
45th Space Wing Supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 Launch Aboard an Atlas V
(Feb 5) The 45th Space Wing supported the U.S. Air Force's twelfth launch of a Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41 on Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m. EST. More
- Space Bill Addresses PNT (May 2) On April 14, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) introduced the American Space Renaissance Act. The legislation includes language related to PNT.
- DHS Demonstrates Precision Timing Technology at NYSE (May 2) On April 20, DHS announced the successful demonstration of Enhanced LORAN (eLoran), a precision timing technology, for financial transactions at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Recognizing the challenges of space-based signals and the importance of having multiple timing sources, eLoran is one technology being considered to provide a complementary timing solution to existing GPS technology.
- Funding Bills Start Moving on Capitol Hill (Apr 20) We updated our FY 2017 program funding page to reflect the ongoing markups of the DOT appropriations bill and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The draft NDAA language includes multiple provisions related to GPS and PNT.