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Facebook Twitter Background Briefing - 4 April 2010 - Space rules the world. Ian Townsend: In the past few years, the world has made another giant leap into space.

Background Briefing - 4 April 2010 - Space rules the world

Like never before, the world's economy has embraced satellites, especially the incredibly useful GPS navigation satellites. Satellite receivers are being put into mines, trucks, trains, ships, phones, containers of bananas, stock exchanges; almost everything is now being tethered by digital signals to space. ABC RN: Background Briefing - 26 December 2010. Ian Townsend: In the past few years, the world has made another giant leap into space.

ABC RN: Background Briefing - 26 December 2010

Like never before, the world's economy has embraced satellites, especially the incredibly useful GPS navigation satellites. Satellite receivers are being put into mines, trucks, trains, ships, phones, containers of bananas, stock exchanges; almost everything is now being tethered by digital signals to space. Satellites are fast becoming part of everything we do, from farming to banking, and dating to driving. Ian Townsend: In New South Wales, for instance, the Roads and Traffic Authority is testing a safety device, said to be the biggest thing since seatbelts.

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Factiva is the world's most important collection of news. With thousands of sources in 28 languages from nearly 200 countries, Factiva provides a comprehensive, curated basis for making better decisions. Factiva unlocks the paywall to critical business facts in specialist publications. Make faster decisions: Factiva's search results, alerts, newsletters, and charts are about companies, topics, and people that matter to your organization. Eliminate the noise of the internet and get to relevant information faster. Learn More. DialogWeb Redirect. Global Positioning System. Artist's conception of GPS Block II-F satellite in Earth orbit.

Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.[1] The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver. The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems,[2] integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960s. ABC Science: How does GPS work? I've just bought a new phone that is GPS-enabled and it got me wondering, how does GPS actually work?

ABC Science: How does GPS work?

And how accurate is it? If you've ever been walking in an unfamiliar city and got lost in a maze of streets, you'd appreciate having a mobile with GPS to let you know exactly where you are. These phones contain a GPS receiver, similar to the ones you can buy for your car. NSW Gov: Exploring GPS. The Aerospace Corporation. GPS Primer. USA: FAQ: Problems Concerns.


Govt considering GPS tracking of sex offenders. Updated Tue 16 Jun 2009, 11:57am AEST Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts says the State Government has not ruled out using GPS-based supervision systems for sex offenders.

Govt considering GPS tracking of sex offenders

Convicted child sex offender Graeme Paul Hancock appeared in court yesterday charged with making and possessing child exploitation material. Hancock wears a monitoring bracelet but there have been calls for the use of better technology. However, Mr Roberts says the 24-year-old is also barred from going within 100 metres of children. Four Corners - 02/11/2009: Further Resources. Backgrounder Read key reports, news and statistics.

Four Corners - 02/11/2009: Further Resources

Plus links, helplines, support and advisory groups. Ethics of dementia care and funding. ELEANOR HALL: An expert on dementia says governments need to change their attitudes to the condition or risk exacerbating the problem as Australia's population ages.

Ethics of dementia care and funding

Professor Julian Hughes is a British psychiatry consultant and an international authority on ethics in dementia care. Tracking dementia patients with GPS. An NHS trust has become the first in the country to try fitting dementia patients with tracking devices.

Tracking dementia patients with GPS

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust has worked with a technology company to develop an electronic tag for people with the condition. Sue Fulford-Dobson's partner Ian loves to take an evening stroll. Unfortunately, his vascular dementia means he then forgets where he is. "He is fascinated by sunsets," said Sue.

"So suddenly at eight o'clock at night he will say: 'There's a lovely sunset; I think I'll just go and see if I can see it better'. "I mentioned to our GP this was becoming a problem. Secure website Ian is now one of 20 patients from the Thames Valley and Somerset areas taking part in a two-year trial to test a satellite tracking device, which works by using Global Positioning System technology. The tracker is worn by the patient or fitted to their clothes and allows their movements to be monitored on a map via a secure website. GPS livestock tracking. Animal Production Science. ABC Catalyst: Science of Traffic. This is a story of chaos versus order. It's the story of how engineers and mathematicians are trying to impose order on one of the greatest plagues of the modern era - traffic.

Australia has one of the world's leading systems for adaptive traffic control. But we're all still sitting in traffic jams, getting angry, and Catalyst wants to know why. It seems the problem with traffic is human behaviour; it's the one thing that's hard to build into traffic systems. Traffic systems in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are close to capacity. Guardian angel for pedestrians. Guardian angel for pedestrians Mobile warning system against traffic accidents You don’t have to visit Iraq to lead a dangerous life – just step out of your house and try to cross the street. RTA: Intelligent Speed Adaptation. NewsBank. Location, location - Herald Sun 23/7/2008. Vineyards - Taylors Wines of Clare Valley. Originality begins with origin The production of complex, intriguing and ultimately delicious wine is not simply the responsibility of the winemaker. The vineyards themselves are of ultimate importance. Wayne Bucklar our informatician. Foursquare geolocation. Brett Biddington: ASRI Board of Directors.

The following is the first in a series of articles introducing you to the ASRI Directors. Brett Biddington is a consultant to government and the private sector. He provides advice on space matters and has more general interests in community resilience and risk management, notably in the electronic and information systems domains. An update on Space - RN Future Tense - 1 April 2010. Antony Funnell: Now, to end off today, an update on space. And you'll recall that we took a look at the future of Australia's space-related industries back in early November last year. Well since that time there's been quite a deal of movement at the station, or launch-pad, if you prefer.

So here to update is in Background Briefing's Ian Townsend. Man: Acquisition consoles, left acquisition inputs. Woman: Position inputs selected. Man: Minus one minute in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, minus 1mintue. Ian Townsend: Space used to be the domain of governments and telecommunications companies, but if you're a small to medium-size business, you may soon be able to put your own satellites up there. John Douglas: The satellites are getting smaller and smarter. Parliament of Australia: Senate: Committees: Economics: Inquiry into The Current State of Australia's Space Science & Industry Sector.

Welcome to the ASICC Website. National Space Society of Australia. Conference Program. Space debris. Space debris, also known as orbital debris, space junk and space waste, is the collection of defunct objects in orbit around Earth. The Aerospace Corporation. Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies. Space Junk Information. About Orbital Objects The skies above Earth are teeming with manmade objects large and small. The U.S. Space Surveillance Network uses radar to track more than 13,000 such items that are larger than four inches (ten centimeters). This celestial clutter includes everything from the International Space Station (ISS) and the Hubble Space Telescope to defunct satellites, rocket stages, or nuts and bolts left behind by astronauts. Junk Mess Getting Messier. BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — The already untidy mass of orbital debris that litters low Earth orbit nearly got nastier last month. Orbital Debris Program Office. Satellite Fragmentations. Branson's SpaceShipTwo. Updated Tue 23 Mar 2010, 9:42am AEDT Virgin Galactic's experimental SpaceshipTwo, an aircraft designed to one day carry paying customers into space, had its maiden flight in the California desert on Monday, company officials announced.

The spacecraft, brainchild of British entrepreneur Richard Branson, took off nestled under the wing of its mothership White Knight Two (WK2). Alice Gorman. Dr Alice Gorman Flinders University. SPACE AGE ARCHAEOLOGY. Alice Gorman. International Space University. Southern Hemisphere Program (SHS-SP) The Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (SHS-SP) is ISU’s newest annual program offering, provided in partnership by ISU and the University of South Australia. The program is designed with a particular eye to the southern hemisphere environment and is built around the themes of space applications, space policy and space services, while giving a well rounded exposure to the principles and concepts involved in space science, space systems engineering and technology, space business and leadership and space legal and regulatory issues.

In 2014, ISU will also be offering two unique short courses in cooperation with the University of South Australia (UniSA) immediately following the SHSSP14 session. The first course addresses modern spectrum management and the second addresses strategic space law. Space Activities Act 1998. Vanguard I. Description Vanguard 1 was a small earth-orbiting satellite designed to test the launch capabilities of a three-stage launch vehicle and the effects of the environment on a satellite and its systems in Earth orbit. Getty Images - laika the dog.

Ariane. The first ever Ariane 4 launch from Kourou on June 14, 1988 Ariane is a series of a European civilian expendable launch vehicles for space launch use. Germans shun space race legacy. Posted Wed Apr 9, 2008 9:19am AEST. Nazi V-2 Rockets. Alex Grant Home Page. UniSA: ITR. CRCSS FedSat. ParlInfo. Search Results: FedSat. ApogeeImagingInternational. Space rules the world - gallery. An update on Space - RN Future Tense - 1 April 2010. The space boffins have a plan - RN Future Tense - 12 November 2009. Stateline South Australia. Surveying Services Industry Research in Australia by IBISWorld. Sputnik in Space and Song. Space Race Songs. Space - Home. Telecommunications Services Industry Research in Australia by IBISWorld. NATIONAL SPACE POLICY - National Space Policy. Space Policy Unit - Space Policy Unit. Satellite Markets & Research. MarketBriefs Report on the Satellite Manufacturing Sector. INFOMINE.

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