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GNSS Modernization Modernisation

Updates on GNSS Modernization, starting with the first GPS Block IIR-M with L2C capabilities in Sept 2005.

constellations:    GPS    GLONASS    Galileo/GIOVE    SBAS & QZSS    Beidou/Compass    IRNSS

GPS World The Almanac (Orbit Data and Resources on Active GNSS Satellites)


GPS L2C / L5 / L1C

GPS Block IIR Satellite

current GPS constellation status: United States Naval Observatory (USNO)



GPS PRNs with L2C capability: 01 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 12 15 17 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 32
GPS PRNs with L5 capability:   01 03 06 08 09 10 24 25 26 27 30 32

No scheduled launches of GPS Block III with L1C until 2017; see United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Committees, GPS: Actions Needed to Address Ground System Development Problems and User Equipment Production Readiness, Sep 2015.

2018 spring: possible launch of GPS III-01

2016 Mar 9: SVN70/PRN32 is set operational at 03:09 UTC. NANU 2016022

2016 Feb 5: GPS Block IIF-12 SVN70/PRN32 (aka GPS 2F-12) is launched at 13:38 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the twelth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2016011

2015 Dec 9: SVN73/PRN10 is set operational at 01:16 UTC. NANU 2015093

2015 Oct 31: GPS Block IIF-11 SVN73/PRN10 (aka GPS 2F-11) is launched at 16:40 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the eleventh GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2015090

2015 Aug 12: SVN72/PRN08 is set operational at 16:53 UTC. NANU 2015073

2015 Jul 15: GPS Block IIF-10 SVN72/PRN08 (aka GPS 2F-10) is launched at 15:36 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the tenth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2015068

2015 Apr 20: SVN71/PRN26 is set operational at 22:22 UTC. NANU 2015028

2015 Mar 25: GPS Block IIF-9 SVN71/PRN26 (aka GPS 2F-9) is launched at 18:36 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the nineth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2015019

2014 Dec 12: SVN69/PRN03 is set operational at 21:19 UTC. NANU 2014090

2014 Oct 29: GPS Block IIF-8 SVN69/PRN03 (aka GPS 2F-8) is launched at 17:21 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the eighth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2014082

2014 Sep 17: SVN68/PRN09 is set operational at 20:26 UTC. NANU 2014071

2014 Aug 2: GPS Block IIF-7 SVN68/PRN09 (aka GPS 2F-7) is launched at 03:23 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the seventh GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2014062

2014 Jun 10: SVN67/PRN06 is set operational at 17:10 UTC. NANU 2014049

2014 May 30: Navstar 69/SVN64/PRN30 is set operational at 18:35 UTC. NANU 2014047

2014 May 17: GPS Block IIF-6 SVN67/PRN06 (aka GPS 2F-6) is launched at 00:02 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the sixth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2014045

2014 Feb 21: GPS Block IIF-5 Navstar 69/SVN64/PRN30 (aka GPS 2F-5) is launched at 01:59 UTC from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the fifth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2014018

2013 Jun 21: Navstar 68/SVN66/PRN27 is set operational at 19:58 UTC. NANU 2013035

2013 May 15: GPS Block IIF-4 Navstar 68/SVN66/PRN27 (aka GPS 2F-4) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the fourth GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2013031

2011 Nov 14: Navstar 67/SVN65/PRN24 is set operational at 00:33 UTC. NANU 2012070

2012 Oct 4: GPS Block IIF-3 Navstar 67/SVN65/PRN24 (aka GPS 2F-3) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the third GPS SV with full L5 capability; NANU 2012062

2011 Oct 14: Navstar 66/SVN63/PRN01 is set operational at 19:53 UTC. NANU 2011085

2011 Jul 16: GPS Block IIF-2 Navstar 66/SVN63/PRN01 (aka GPS 2F-2) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the second GPS SV with full L5 capability; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2011047

2011 Jul 12: USA 94/SVN35 discontinues L-band transmission as PRN01; NANU 2011046

2011 Jun 1: USA 94/SVN35, a GPS Block IIA launched 30 Aug 1993 (1993-054A, cat. # 22779) and previously set unusable and decommissioned 26 Mar 2009, will resume L-band transmission as PRN01, but set unusable until further notice; NANU 2011043

2011 May 6: Navstar 63/SVN49/PRN01 is decommissioned from active service; NANU 2011039

2010 Aug 27: Navstar 65/SVN62/PRN25 is set operational at 04:10 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2010113

2010 May 28: GPS Block IIF-1 Navstar 65/SVN62/PRN25 (aka USA 213, GPS 2F-1) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the first GPS SV with full L5 capability; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2010098

2009 Aug 27: Navstar 64/SVN50/PRN05 is set operational at 14:40 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2009055

2009 Aug 17: GPS Block IIR-21M Navstar 64/SVN50/PRN05 (aka USA 206, GPS 2R-21M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the eighth GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2009053

(2009 Jul/Aug: SVN49 and Other GPS Anomalies — InsideGNSS article about L5 on SVN49/PRN01)

(2009 Jul 13: Cause Identified for Pseudorange Error from New GPS Satellite SVN49 — GPS World article about L5 on SVN49/PRN01)

(2009 Jun 17: GPS Satellite Glitches Fuel Concern on Next Generation — Wall Street Journal article about L5 on SVN49/PRN01)

2009 Mar 24: GPS Block IIR-20M Navstar 63/SVN49/PRN01 (aka USA 203, GPS 2R-20M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the seventh GPS SV with L2C capability, plus test L5 capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2009021

2008 Mar 24: Navstar 62/SVN48/PRN07 is set operational at 20:11 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2008033

2008 Mar 15: GPS Block IIR-19M Navstar 62/SVN48/PRN07 (aka USA 201, GPS 2R-19M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the sixth GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2008029

2008 Jan 2: Navstar 61/SVN57/PRN29 is set operational at 20:41 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2008001

2007 Dec 21: GPS Block IIR-18M Navstar 61/SVN57/PRN29 (aka USA 199, GPS 2R-18M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the fifth GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2007170

2007 Oct 31: Navstar 60/SVN55/PRN15 is set operational at 22:46 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2007146

2007 Oct 17: GPS Block IIR-17M Navstar 60/SVN55/PRN15 (aka USA 195, GPS 2R-17M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the fourth GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2007139

2006 Dec 12: Navstar 59/SVN58/PRN12 is set operational at 03:07 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2006161

2006 Nov 17: GPS Block IIR-16M Navstar 59/SVN58/PRN12 (aka USA 192, GPS 2RM F-3, GPS 2R-16M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the third GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2006147

2006 Oct 12: Navstar 58/SVN52/PRN31 is set operational at 22:53 UTC. current orbit data; NANU 2006112

2006 Sep 25: GPS Block IIR-15M Navstar 58/SVN52/PRN31 (aka USA 190, GPS 2R-15M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the second GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2006097

2005 Dec 16: GPS Block IIR-14M Navstar 57/SVN53/PRN17 is set operational at 23:30 UTC, broadcasting L2C. current orbit data; NANU 2005154

2005 Oct 21: NASA L2C Tracking Demonstration — UNAVCO is supporting JPL in a NASA-funded L2C tracking demonstration, to explore the use of this new Civilian code signal (L2C), currently being broadcast by GPS SVN53/PRN17. The data is being collected with Trimble NetRS receivers L2C-enabled firmware. The sites are globally distributed: South Africa, Norway, Antarctica, Hawaii, and Alaska with international host organization cooperation; a locally accessible test site (UNAC) is located at the UNAVCO Facility in Boulder, Colorado. For this demonstration, JPL performs the data offloading/downloading and uses the Facility's teqc software for translation to the RINEX format. The L2C data from this demonstration is available from JPL and in compact RINEX format from CDDIS via anonymous ftp, with L2C data starting intermittently on day 2005:294 (21 Oct 2005). More at NASA Support at UNAVCO.

2005 Sep 26: GPS Block IIR-14M Navstar 57/SVN53/PRN17 (aka USA 183, GPS 2R-M1, GPS 2R-14M) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA — the first GPS SV with L2C capability. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; NANU 2005123

GLONASS

GLONASS satellite

current GLONASS constellation status: Russian Space Agency's Information-Analytical Center (IAC) (Russian & English)



2017: possible launch of first GLONASS-KM (single or pair)

2017: possible launch of trio of GLONASS-K1 (No. 15-17)

2017 Q4: possible launch of a GLONASS-K1 (No. 14)

2017 Q3: possible launch of a GLONASS-K1 (No. 13)

2017 Q2: possible launch of a GLONASS-K2

2017 Q2: possible launch of trio GLONASS-M (No. 56-58)

2016 May 29: One GLONASS-M (No. 53) satellite — GLONASS 753 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 2/11

2016 Feb 7: One GLONASS-M (No. 51) satellite — GLONASS 751 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 3/17

2014 Nov 30: One GLONASS-K1 (No. 12L) satellite — GLONASS 702K — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 2/9

2014 Aug 3: GLONASS 755 is set to operational

2014 Jun 14: One GLONASS-M (No. 55) satellite — GLONASS 755 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 3/21

2014 Apr 14: GLONASS 754 is set to operational

2014 Apr 14: eight GLONASS SVs simultaneously set unhealthy for about half an hour; see GPSWorld: GLONASS Loses Control Again

2014 Apr 1-2: all GLONASS SVs broadcast corrupt navigation information for up to 11 hours; see GPSWorld: GLONASS Gone ... Then Back

2014 Mar 23: One GLONASS-M (No. 54) satellite — GLONASS 754 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 3/18, frequency channel -3.

2013 Jul 4: GLONASS 747 is set to operational

2013 Jul 2: Failure of launch of next three GLONASS-M satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan; Russian Proton-M fails at launch and crashes into spaceport, NASASSpaceFlight; Russian Proton Rocket crashes Seconds after Launch, Spaceflight101; Proton-M/GLONASS destroyed in fiery launch failure, Aviation Week.

2013 Apr 26: One GLONASS-M satellite — Cosmos 2485/GLONASS 747 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 1/2, frequency channel -4.

2012 Sep 20: GLONASS 743 is set to operational: plane/slot 1/8, frequency channel 6

2011 Dec 23: GLONASS 746 is set to operational

2011 Dec 18: GLONASS 745 is set to operational: plane/slot 1/7, frequency channel 5

2011 Dec 8: GLONASS 744 is set to operational: plane/slot 1/3, frequency channel 5

2011 Nov 28: One GLONASS-M satellite — Cosmos 2478/GLONASS 746 — is launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, plane/slot 3/17, frequency channel 4.

2011 Nov 4: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2475/GLONASS 743, Cosmos 2476/GLONASS 744, Cosmos 2477/GLONASS 745 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All are initially in GLONASS orbit plane 1.

2011 Oct 25: GLONASS 742 is set to operational

2011 Oct 2: One GLONASS-M satellite — Cosmic 2474/GLONASS 742 — is launched from Plesetsk, plane/slot 1/4, frequency channel 6.

2011 Feb 26: First GLONASS-K1 satellite — GLONASS 701 (Cosmos 2471) — is launched from Plesetsk, now undergoing test flight in plane/slot 3/21, frequency channel -5; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin, current orbit data.

2010 Dec 6: Failure of launch of next three GLONASS-M satellites from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, due to 1.5 to 2 tons of excess fuel in the DM-3 stage. GLONASS Hunt for Culprits in Launch Failure, GPS World.

2010 Oct 4-12: GLONASS 736 — 738 are set to operational:
Oct 4: GLONASS 736 (Cosmos 2464), plane/slot 2/9, frequency channel -2; current orbit data;
Oct 11: GLONASS 738 (Cosmos 2466), plane/slot 2/16, frequency channel -1; current orbit data;
Oct 12: GLONASS 737 (Cosmos 2465), plane/slot 2/12, frequency channel -1; current orbit data.

2010 Sep 2: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2464/GLONASS 736, Cosmos 2465/GLONASS 737, Cosmos 2466/GLONASS 738 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 2. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2010 Mar 28: GLONASS 731 (Cosmos 2459) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/22, frequency channel -3; current orbit data. GLONASS 732 (Cosmos 2460) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/23, frequency channel 3; current orbit data. GLONASS 735 (Cosmos 2461) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/24, frequency channel 2; current orbit data.

2010 Mar 1: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2459/GLONASS 731, Cosmos 2460/GLONASS 732, Cosmos 2461/GLONASS 735 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 3. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2010 Jan 30: GLONASS 730 (Cosmos 2456) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/1, frequency channel 1; current orbit data.

2010 Jan 24: GLONASS 733 (Cosmos 2457) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/4, frequency channel 6; current orbit data.

2010 Jan 10: GLONASS 734 (Cosmos 2458) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/5, frequency channel 1; current orbit data.

2009 Dec 14: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2456/GLONASS 730, Cosmos 2457/GLONASS 733, Cosmos 2458/GLONASS 734 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 1. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2009 Sep 14: GLONASS authorities change the operating frequency channels of one pairs of antipodal SVs:

  • GLONASS 728 in plane/slot 1/2 changed from frequency channel 1 to channel -4
  • GLONASS 701 in plane/slot 1/6 changed from frequency channel 1 to channel -4

2009 Mar 11: GLONASS authorities change the operating frequency channels of two pairs of antipodal SVs:

  • GLONASS 717 in plane/slot 2/10 changed from frequency channel 4 to channel -7
  • GLONASS 715 in plane/slot 2/14 changed from frequency channel 4 to channel -7
  • GLONASS 718 in plane/slot 3/17 changed from frequency channel -1 to channel 4
  • GLONASS 725 in plane/slot 3/21 changed from frequency channel -1 to channel 4

2009 Feb 12: GLONASS 729 (Cosmos 2449) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/8, frequency channel 6; current orbit data.

2009 Jan 20: GLONASS 728 (Cosmos 2448) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/2, frequency channel 1; current orbit data.

2009 Jan 17: GLONASS 727 (Cosmos 2447) is set to operational; plane/slot 1/3, frequency channel 5; current orbit data.

2008 Dec 25: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2447/GLONASS 727, Cosmos 2448/GLONASS 728, Cosmos 2449/GLONASS 729 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 1. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2008 Nov 13: GLONASS 726 (Cosmos 2442) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/22, frequency channel -3; current orbit data.

2008 Nov 5: GLONASS 725 (Cosmos 2441) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/21, frequency channel -1; current orbit data.

2008 Oct 26: GLONASS 724 (Cosmos 2440) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/18, frequency channel -3; current orbit data.

2008 Sep 25: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2440/GLONASS 724, Cosmos 2441/GLONASS 725, Cosmos 2442/GLONASS 726 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 3. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2008 Feb 8: GLONASS 721 (Cosmos 2435) is set to operational; plane/slot 2/13, frequency channel -2; current orbit data.

2008 Jan 25: GLONASS 722 (Cosmos 2436) is set to operational; plane/slot 2/09, frequency channel -2; current orbit data.

2008 Jan 22: GLONASS 723 (Cosmos 2437) is set to operational; plane/slot 2/11, frequency channel 0; current orbit data.

2007 Dec 25: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2435/GLONASS 721, Cosmos 2436/GLONASS 722, Cosmos 2437/GLONASS 723 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 2. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2007 Dec 4: GLONASS 718 (Cosmos 2431) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/17, frequency channel -1; current orbit data.

2007 Nov 27: GLONASS 719 (Cosmos 2432) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/20, frequency channel 2; current orbit data.

2007 Nov 25: GLONASS 720 (Cosmos 2433) is set to operational; plane/slot 3/19, frequency channel 3; current orbit data.

2007 Oct 26: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2431/GLONASS 718, Cosmos 2432/GLONASS 719, Cosmos 2433/GLONASS 720 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 3. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; first Glonass launch of 2007

2007 Oct 12: GLONASS 716 (Cosmos 2425) is set to operational; plane/slot 2/15, frequency channel 0; current orbit data.

2007 Apr 3: GLONASS 715 (Cosmos 2424; plane/slot 2/14, frequency channel 4; current orbit data) and GLONASS 717 (Cosmos 2426; plane/slot 2/10, frequency channel 4; current orbit data) are set to operational.

2006 Dec 25: Three GLONASS-M satellites — Cosmos 2424/GLONASS 715, Cosmos 2425/GLONASS 716, Cosmos 2426/GLONASS 717 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 2, beginning its population. NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2006 Aug 31: GLONASS 713 (Cosmos 2418; plane/slot 3/24, frequency channel 2; current orbit data) and GLONASS 714 (Cosmos 2419; plane/slot 3/23, frequency channel 3; current orbit data) are set to operational.

2006 Jan 22: GLONASS 798 (Cosmos 2417) is set to operational; current orbit data

2005 Dec 25: Three GLONASS satellites — Cosmos 2417/GLONASS 798, Cosmos 2418/GLONASS 713, and Cosmos 2419/GLONASS 714 — are launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, one being an older block with a three-year operational life and the other two being the newer GLONASS-M satellites having a predicted service life of seven years. All will be in GLONASS orbit plane 3, thus completing the population of GLONASS orbital planes 1 and 3. When operational these will bring the total of operational GLONASS SVs in orbit to 16, and Russia hopes to bring the constellation up to at least 18 operational SVs by 2007. IGSMail-5274; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

Galileo/GIOVE

Galileo Satellite

current Galileo constellation status: ESA — Galileo Navigation

Special note for GIOVE users:
The reported PRN for the GIOVE satellites depends on the receiver manufacturer and also the receivers model. Known examples:

  • Javad Triumph: reports GIOVE-A as PRN 01 and GIOVE-B as PRN 02
  • Leica GRX1200+GNSS: reports GIOVE-A as PRN 01 and GIOVE-B as PRN 16 (presumably based on the information in the broadcast ephemerides)
  • NovAtel Europak15a: reports GIOVE-A as PRN 51 and GIOVE-B as PRN 52
  • Septentrio GeNeRx1: for firmware prior to 4.1, reported GIOVE-A as PRN 51 and GIOVE-B as PRN 52; for firmware 4.1 and higher (at least to 5.0), allowing for full signal capabilities of GIOVE-B, PRN 53 is used for full signal capabilities and PRN 52 continues to be used for the earlier subset of signal capabilities
  • Septentrio AsteRx2, AsteRx3: reports GIOVE-A as PRN 32 and GIOVE-B as PRN 31
  • Trimble NetR9: reports GIOVE-A as PRN 51 and GIOVE-B as PRN 52
The SVIDs of PRN 01 for GIOVE-A and PRN 16 for GIOVE-B are those defined in the GIOVE-ICD and are what is found in the transmitted BCEs. The GIOVE-ICD also states that these PRNs will be re-used for the future IOV and FOC satellites.


2017 Dec: possible launch of Full Operational Capability (FOC) M4 Galileo satellites 19-22

2016 Nov 17: launch of Full Operational Capability (FOC) M4 Galileo satellites 15-18, from the Guiana Space Center using an Ariane 5 launch vehicle, inserted into Galileo orbital plane C

2016 May 24: launch of fifth pair of FOC M4 Galileo satellites, 13 and 14, from the Guiana Space Center using a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle, inserted into Galileo orbital plane A

2015 Dec 17: launch of fourth pair of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) M4 Galileo satellites, 11 and 12, from the Guiana Space Center using a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle, inserted into Galileo orbital plane C

2015 Sep 11: launch of third pair of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellites, 9 and 10, from the Guiana Space Center using a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle, inserted into Galileo orbital plane A

2015 Mar 27: launch of second pair of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellites, 7 and 8, from the Guiana Space Center using a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle, inserted into Galileo orbital plane B

2014 Dec 3: Galileo-FOC FM1 nudged into better orbit; see Inside GNSS: Galileo Satellite Recovered, Transmitting Navigation Messages

2014 Aug 22: launch of first pair of the Full Operational Capability (FOC) Galileo satellites, 5 and 6, from the Guiana Space Center using a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle, but the Fregat upper stage placed the two SVs in substandard elliptical orbits with eccentricities of 0.23 (instead of near circular), inclined at 49.8° (instead of the targeted 55°), and with a semi-major axes of 26200 km (instead of 29900 km); see Galileo satellites experience orbital injection anomaly on Soyuz launch: Initial report

2012 Oct 12: launch of the second pair of In-Orbit Validation (IOV) Galileo satellites, 3 and 4, from the European Space Port in French Guyana by Arianespace using a Soyuz launch vehicle is successful, inserted into Galileo orbital plane C

2012 Jul: GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B are retired and moved to graveyard orbits

2011 Oct 21: launch of the first pair of In-Orbit Validation (IOV) Galileo satellites, 1 and 2, from the European Space Port in French Guyana by Arianespace using a Soyuz launch vehicle is successful, inserted into Galileo orbital plane B

2008 Apr 27: second Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element, GIOVE-B, is successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. BBC News report; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2006 Jan 12: first Galileo navigation signals are broadcast from the first Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element, GIOVE-A, following a successfully completed platform commissioning phase on 9 January; ESA report; current orbit data

2005 Dec 28: first Galileo In-Orbit Validation Element, GIOVE-A, is successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan; BBC News report; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

SBAS & QZSS

SBAS satellite

SBAS resourse links:                SXBlue GPS
current QZSS constellation status: QZSS (Japanese & English)

2017 Jun 1: the second of Japan's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS 2, "Michibiki No. 2") is successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan; NASASpaceFlight

2015 Mar 2: launch of Eutelsat 117 West B from Cape Canaveral; its next-generation WAAS payload is scheduled to operational in 2018 (see EUTELSAT 117 West B)

2010 Oct 19: QZSS 1 ("Michibiki No. 1") begins to transmit L1-SAIF signal.

2010 Sep 11: the first of Japan's Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS 1, "Michibiki No. 1", Jun tenchou eisei shogou ki) is successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan; current orbit data; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2009 May 1: report on broadcasting of WAAS L5 signal by PRN135 (PanAmSat Galaxy XV) and PRN138 (Telesat Anik F1R): The WAAS L5 Signal, Richard Langley, GPS World.

2006 Feb 18: the Japanese SBAS component MTSAT-2 (which will likely be renamed Himawari-7) is successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan. Spaceflightnow.com report; current orbit data; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

2005 Feb 26: the Japanese SBAS component MTSAT-1R (Himawari-6) is successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan. This replaces MTSAT-1 which was lost in an failed launch on 15 Nov 1999. Space.com report; current orbit data; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin

Beidou ('North Dipper' or 'Compass')

Beidou satellite

current Beidou constellation status: Beidou-2/Compass (English)



2016 Jun 11: Beidou DW23 GEO7 is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

2016 Mar 29: Beidou DW22 IGSO6 (PRN 15) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

2016 Feb 1: Beidou DW21 M3-S is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China

2015 Sep 29: Beidou DW20 I2-S (PRN 32) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the first Beidou SV with a hydrogen-maser-based atomic clock.

2015 Jul 25: Beidou DW18 M1-S (PRN 34) and DW19 M2-S (PRN 33) are launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China; see Chinese Long March 3B launches dual Beidou mission

2015 Mar 30: Beidou DW17 I1-S (PRN 31) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China. This is the first SV of Beidou Phase III which includes migration of the Beidou B1 signal from a carrier frequency of 1561.098 MHz to 1575.42 MHz and changing the modulation from quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) to multiplexed binary offset carrier (MBOC); see GPS World: China Launches First of Next-Gen BeiDou Satellites.

2012 Oct 25: Beidou DW16 (GEO6, PRN 2) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2012 Sep 18: Beidou DW14 (M5, PRN 13) and DW15 (M6, PRN 14) are launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2012 Apr 29: Beidou DW12 (M3, PRN 11) and DW13 (M4, PRN 12) are launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2012 Feb 24: Beidou DW11 (GEO5, PRN 5) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2011 Dec 1: Beidou DW10 (IGSO5, PRN 10) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2011 Jul 26: Beidou DW9 (IGSO4, PRN 9) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

2011 Apr 9: Beidou DW8 (IGSO3, PRN 8) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2010 Dec 17: Beidou DW7 (IGSO2, PRN 7) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2010 Oct 31: Beidou DW6 (GEO4, PRN 4) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2010 Jul 31: Beidou DW5 (IGSO1, PRN 6) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, and the fourth of Beidou-2 to be placed in a GEO orbit, and the first of Beidou to be in an inclined GEO orbit; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2010 Jun 2: Beidou DW4 (GEO3, PRN 3) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, and the third of Beidou-2 to be placed in a GEO orbit; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2010 Jan 16: Beidou DW3 (GEO1, PRN 1) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, and the second of Beidou-2 to be placed in a GEO orbit; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2009 Aug 10: Inside GNSS News: China reveals updated Compass/ Beidou-2 GNSS signal plan

2009 Apr 14: Beidou DW2 (GEO2, PRN 2) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the second satellite of the "second generation" (erdai) Beidou navigation satellite and the first of Beidou-2 to be placed in a GEO orbit; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2008 Sep/Oct: Inside GNSS News: China adds details to Compass (Beidou II) signal plans

2007 Apr 13: Beidou DW1 (M1, PRN 30) is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the first satellite of the "second generation" (erdai) Beidou navigation satellite or operational Beidou Daohang Weixing and the first of Beidou-2 to be placed in a MEO orbit; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2007 Feb 2: Beidou-1D is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the fourth and last GEO satellite of the Beidou Daohang Shiyan Weixing or Beidou Navigation Test Satellites; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2003 May 24: Beidou-1C is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the third GEO satellite of the Beidou Daohang Shiyan Weixing or Beidou Navigation Test Satellites; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2000 Dec 20: Beidou-1B is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the second GEO satellite of the Beidou Daohang Shiyan Weixing or Beidou Navigation Test Satellites; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

2000 Oct 30: Beidou-1A is launched from Xichang, Sichuan, People's Republic of China, the first GEO satellite of the Beidou Daohang Shiyan Weixing or Beidou Navigation Test Satellites; NASA SPACEWARN Bulletin; current orbit data

Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System

IRNSS satellite

current IRNSS constellation status: ISRO Navigation Satellites



2016 Apr 28: IRNSS-1G is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2016 Mar 10: IRNSS-1F is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2016 Jan 20: IRNSS-1E is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2015 Mar 29: IRNSS-1D is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2014 Oct 16: IRNSS-1C is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2014 Apr 4: IRNSS-1B is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

2013 Jul 1: IRNSS-1A is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India; Indian PSLV C22 launch vehicle successfully launches IRNSS-1A navigation satellite, www.nasaspaceflight.com

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