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Novatel unveils RTK From the Sky corrections

Novatel’s new TerraStar-X service is to deliver instant centimeter-level accuracy.

NovAtel, part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, introduced a new addition to their corrections portfolio. The new service, TerraStar-X, is available for use in precision agricultural applications across the Midwestern United States.

2 cm RMS accuracy

TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy and 99.9% uptime while reducing equipment needs and increasing productivity for end-users.

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TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy. - Photo: Novatel
TerraStar-X is to deliver RTK From the Sky performance by providing convergence in under 1 minute with 2 cm RMS accuracy. - Photo: Novatel

“TerraStar-X revolutionises the precision agriculture industry for growers by delivering rapid, accurate, affordable and reliable positioning – even in challenging conditions,” said Sara Masterson, Positioning Services Portfolio Manager with NovAtel. “By bringing TerraStar-X technology to the agriculture industry, our portfolio, including TerraStar-L and TerraStar-C PRO, now offers correction services for the complete range of precision agriculture applications.”

No need for base stations

By combining global and regional correction technology with L-band delivery of data for precision agriculture applications, TerraStar-X is to provide users the precision and speed of traditional RTK networks without the need for base stations, saving growers time and money.

When combined with NovAtel’s SMART7 antenna, TerraStar-X is to deliver industry-leading speed, accuracy and reliability.

TerraStar-X is also available in the Midwestern region for use in other applications including construction, survey and ground truth systems, and subscriptions are available immediately.

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