etherWhere Partners with Xona Space Systems to Develop Low Power PULSAR + GNSS Receiver for Mass Market Applications
etherWhere, a leader in low-power GNSS chipset solutions, has partnered with Xona Space Systems to develop a receiver capable of tracking Xona’s high-performance, multi-frequency PULSAR™ signals.
September 6, 2023
Xona accelerates commercial LEO GPS alternative with investment from AFRL and U.S. Space Force
Xona Space Systems Inc., a company building the next generation of satellite navigation, has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the U.S. Space Force to work toward a secure Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) architecture leveraging Xona's PULSAR™ service.
August 1, 2023
Xona Space Systems Certifies Spirent’s Low Earth Orbit SatNav Constellation Simulator
Spirent, the leading global provider of test and assurance solutions, is pleased to announce SimXona, an industry-first Xona satellite constellation simulator, has been fully certified by Xona Space Systems. Xona is developing PULSAR™, a commercial positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) service built on a backbone of low Earth orbit (LEO) small satellites.
May 30, 2023
Safran to Provide GNSS Simulation Solutions for Xona Space System’s Low-Earth-Orbit Constellation and Navigation Signals
Xona Space Systems, has announced a partnership with Orolia, a Safran Electronics & Defense company to develop support for Xona’s Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) constellation and navigation signals in its Skydel™-powered simulation and testing products. Xona is developing PULSAR – a high-performance positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) service enabled by a commercial constellation of dedicated LEO satellites. Skydel powers Safran’s portfolio of advanced GNSS simulators like the GSG-8.
April 4, 2023
Xona issued Patent on LEO PNT Technology
Xona Space Systems is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 11,513,232, entitled, “Satellite for Broadcasting High Precision Data.” This patent describes a high-performance, space-based position, navigation, and timing (PNT) system enabled by a constellation of Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. This architecture is the backbone of Xona PULSAR – a high-performance navigation and timing service that offers unparalleled PNT accuracy, security, and availability for end users.
As an early pioneer in LEO PNT technology, Xona submitted its first of many patent applications back in 2019 when a LEO PNT architecture was a novel solution to meeting the navigation needs of many modern applications, at scale. In 2021, the company demonstrated its technology in ground tests, and in 2022 the company launched its first demonstration satellite for further tech validation. This new patent is part of a broader international filing program pertaining to a wide range of navigation satellite technologies. Xona’s portfolio of pending patents includes filings directed to over two dozen distinct inventions. The company looks forward to sharing more of its patent issuances as they become publicly available.
December 9, 2022
Xona Awarded Phase 2 Funding from National Science Foundation
Xona has been awarded Phase 2 funding to accelerate its efforts developing precise positioning and integrity monitoring techniques using its LEO PNT constellation. Xona is one of only several startups in the space industry to secure funding from NSF, which is a testament to the company’s ground-breaking technology with huge potential applications across many industries.
October 6, 2022
Xona Secures Investment from First Spark Ventures and Lockheed Martin to Accelerate LEO GPS Alternative
Xona Space Systems raised an oversubscribed financing round to accelerate the development of their high-performance commercial satellite navigation network, bringing their total funding to over $25M.
August, 3, 2022
Memorandum of Understanding signed by Hexagon | NovAtel and Xona Space Systems for development of assured precision PNT technology with new LEO constellation
The launch of Xona’s test satellite begins a new era of innovation in assured PNT, with NovAtel receivers demonstrating early support of Xona’s signals
May 31, 2022
Winner of the Pitch to the Moon Competition
Xona is selected as the winner of the Pitch to the Moon competition at TC Sessions: Space 2020
December 18, 2020