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Anderson Memorial Lecture 2015

China launches new BeiDou satellite

East Midlands Branch was pleased to co-host the Anderson Memorial Lecture for 2015 in conjunction with the RAF Cranwell Branch of the RAeS. The Lecture was held at Whittle Hall RAF Cranwell on Monday 2nd March 2015 and was attended by 15 members of the RIN and the East Midlands Branch and about 45 members from the RAeS. The talk, given by RIN Vice President Professor Terry Moore FRIN, FIN, was entitled “Where next for GNSS?” Terry reviewed the current status and proposed modernisation of GPS with an emphasis on the benefits that the developments and new signals will bring to a variety of users. The Russian GLONASS system was also described documenting its evolution to its current status and its planned developments. The new European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou systems were also described along with consideration of the international efforts directed towards interoperability of all the global systems. Other nascent and proposed systems were also introduced, such as IRNSS and QZSS.

  • 14 August 2015
  • East Midlands Branch

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