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Xona co-Founder Receives ION Early Achievement Award 

Xona co-founder & CTO Dr. Tyler Gerald René Reid received the 2023 Per Enge Early Achievement Award for his outstanding innovations in the development of low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites for providing an enhanced global positioning service. The Per Enge Early Achievement Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions made early in one’s career.

January 31, 2024

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 and Lockheed Martin Strengthen PULSAR™ through enhanced collaboration

Lockheed Martin and Xona will work together to protect Xona’s PULSAR services in accordance with military-grade security practices.

August 22, 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

Septentrio collaborates with Xona on PULSAR GNSS receiver

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS solutions, has been collaborating with Xona Space Systems to develop an experimental receiver which is compatible with Xona multi-frequency PULSAR™ signals.

June 12, 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

Xona Broadcasts Demo PNT Signals From Low Earth Orbit

Xona Space Systems is pleased to announce several key updates to the on-orbit position, navigation, and timing (PNT) demonstration satellite mission, Huginn.

May 25, 2023

Xona Space Systems Selected to Participate in 2023 AWS Space Accelerator for Startups

Xona Space Systems will use AWS Cloud solutions to advance development of its high-performance position and timing services

April 10, 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 Awarded Best Presentation at ION GNSS+

Dr. Tyler Reid is awarded best presentation on "PULSAR: A New Generation of Commercial Satellite Navigation" at ION GNSS+ 2022, in front of a packed audience.

September 30, 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

Xona to test GPS-alternative demo satellite with customer

Our CEO Brian Manning sat down with SpaceNews to discuss the war in Ukraine and the role commercial companies can play in services that governments traditionally provide such as GPS navigation.

June 7, 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

Liftoff!

Huginn, our first in-space demo mission, has safely made it to orbit

May 25, 2022

Launching Xona's Ravens: Commercial Satnav from LEO

Our Co-founder and CTO, Tyler Reid, shares an in-depth look into the history of GPS and how Xona is developing the next generation navigation system for the age of autonomy with InsideGNSS.

May 19, 2022

Xona passes critical testing milestone as private GNSS readies for launch

Xona has completed environmental testing for their upcoming demo mission, a significant step towards realizing the first high-performance commercial navigation system.

May 10, 2022

Former NOAA Deputy Administrator, Tim Gallaudet,
joins Xona Advisory Board

Xona Space Systems is excited to announce the addition of Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, PhD, US Navy (ret) to its advisory board.

January 21, 2022

Xona Space Systems Fully Funded for First LEO Satellite Navigation Mission

September 22, 2021

Spirent Federal Collaborating with Xona

Spirent Federal Systems announces a collaboration with Xona Space Systems to develop simulation and test capabilities

August 23, 2021

Xona Announces Formation of Advisory Board

Xona Space Systems announced the formation of its strategic committee of trusted advisors

May 27, 2021

NGA Accelerator Announces Startups for Inaugural Cohort

Xona Space Systems selected to be part the first group of NGA's Accelerator powered by Capitol Innovators

April 1, 2021

Commercial PNT for Autonomy

Watch Xona's CTO Dr. Tyler Reid give a presentation for Multi GNSS Asia's Location Tech Intro Series

March 17, 2021

Xona Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation

Xona awarded NSF SBIR Phase I for space-based Atmospheric, Mapping, and Satellite Integrity Monitoring (AMSIM) system

December 21, 2020

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

Only GNSS' interview with Xona CTO Dr. Tyler Reid

The story behind the first navigation spec's for autonomous cars

September 1, 2020

Xona Space in BBC News

Xona weighs in on the benefits of PNT from LEO with BBC News

July 10, 2020

Xona Featured Article in SatMagazine July 2020

Xona's CTO Dr. Tyler Reid writes a SatMagazine featured article on the Road to Robust Navigation

July 9, 2020

LEO Successor to GNSS Comes Knocking

Xona Space Systems is featured in this InsideGNSS article

June 7, 2020

Xona Space in The Telegraph

Xona's Brian Manning and Miguel Seun Cardoso discuss Xona's goals and UK presence with the Telegraph

May 26, 2020

Satellite Navigation for the Age of Autonomy

Xona Space Systems publishes whitepaper on Satellite Navigation for the Age of Autonomy

May, 20, 2020

Xona Space Systems raises $1M

Xona Space Systems raises $1M pre-seed round from 1517, Seraphim Capital, Trucks Venture Capital and Stellar Solutions

May 14, 2020

Xona Wins SmallSat Symposium Start-Up Competition

Xona Space Systems is the winner of the SmallSat Symposium 2020 Start-Up Competition in Silicon Valley!

February 5, 2020

Seraphim Spacecamp Launches Mission 3

Xona Space Systems is announced as one of the 7 participating startups in the Seraphim Space Camp

May 16, 2019

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