Xona Space Systems said its on-orbit position, navigation, and timing demonstration satellite mission, Huginn, has successfully transmitted precision LEO PNT signals from space to ground. The satellite was launched one year ago as the first-ever, commercially funded LEO PNT mission.
Other accomplishments include a validation of the company’s ability to provide centimeter-level positioning using its satellite hardware and software stack. In addition, the demonstration showed the ability to use commercial-off-the-shelf components, the company said.
Xona also certified Spirent’s SimXona satellite constellation simulator. Xona’s Bryan Chan, co-founder and vice president of business development, said that live-sky testing is only available for a few minutes per day, which makes the simulator vital for developers and integrators. Spirent will officially launch SimXona at the ION Joint Navigation Conference, June 12-15 in San Diego.
Contact: Jaime Jaramillo, Xona Space Systems, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.xonaspace.com.