GeoWrap: South Korea to build its own Korean Positioning System; JAXA sets...

GeoWrap: South Korea to build its own Korean Positioning System; JAXA sets a world record by launching world’s smallest rocket and more

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South Korea to build its own Korean Positioning System

South Korea: South Korea will build its own global positioning system (GPS) by combining seven GPS satellites. The Korean Ministry of Science is finalizing the third space development promotion plan, which includes the construction of the ‘Korean Positioning System’ (KPS) at a Space Committee meeting scheduled to be held on February 5. As per the Ministry of Science, the Korean Positioning System (KPS) is slated to be launched in 2034 after the development of a ground test site…(Read More)

JAXA sets a world record by launching world’s smallest rocket

Japan: The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched the world’s smallest rocket, known as SS-520-5, that carried a small satellite. The experimental rocket launched a three-unit CubeSat satellite, called the TRICOM-1R, into the Earth’s lower orbit. The satellite will observe the earth through in-built cameras. As per Japanese media reports, the rocket was “about the size of a utility pole, measuring 10 meters in length and 50 centimeters in diameter.”…(Read More)

MapmyIndia unveils Smart Mobility Platform

India: MapmyIndia has unveiled the new, comprehensive MapmyIndia Smart Mobility Platform, designed to address the emerging challenges of the Automotive Industry for both personal and commercial customers. MSMP will be showcased during the Auto Expo 2018 (Feb 7-14) at the MapmyIndia Pavilion – E 28, Hall No. 4, India Expo Mart, Greater NOIDA. MSMP can be easily connected to the vehicle using multiple interfaces like SDL(smart device link). MapmyIndia Smart Mobility Platform becomes a central…(Read More)

ISRO to set up knowledge center in the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram

India: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will work with the state govt. of Kerala to set up a knowledge centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The decision was taken following a meeting between ISRO chief Dr. K. Sivan and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Vijayan entrusted chief secretary Paul Antony, CM’s scientific adviser M. C. Dathan and IT secretary M. Sivasankar to hold further talks with VSSC director S. Somanath. The state will also seek industrial enterprises in IT, electronics and aerospace…(Read More)

UK Space Agency announces new funding for industry

UK: The grants of €200,000 have been organized by the UK Space Agency and European Space Agency as a new way of applying for funding for technology developments under ESA’s General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) which has existed for nearly 25 years. Dr. Graham Turnock, Chief Executive at the UK Space Agency, said, “The GSTP has proven to be a successful way of building know-how and capabilities in the industry and this latest funding will help keep the UK at the forefront…(Read More)

Trimble acquires e-Builder to expand its construction management solutions

US: Trimble has announced that it has acquired privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble’s ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the design, construct and operate lifecycle. e-Builder currently manages more than $300 billion of construction project value…(Read More)