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Space Debris – A Threat to GNSS?

Space Debris – A Threat to GNSS?

Blog Editor's Note: NASA is rightly concerned about the future of space and keeping it usable. The immediate problem and the focus of much recent attention has been Low Earth Orbit (LEO). GNSS fly about ten thousand miles above LEO in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), so it...

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GPS Tracker Shows Child 90 Miles From School

GPS Tracker Shows Child 90 Miles From School

We depend upon GPS signals for so many important things, it's often difficult to think of them all.  We were reminded of just how important some of these uses are when we read this problem report on the US Coast Guard's website: "My son wears a GPS watch due to the...

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eLoran Standards Published – SAE

eLoran Standards Published – SAE

Blog Editor's Note: Standards for Loran-C were effectively set by the US Coast Guard. This enabled receivers world-wide to use signals whether they came from Russia, China, Europe or the USA. SAE has assumed this role for eLoran. With South Korea implementing its...

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“The Kremlin Eats GPS for Breakfast” – Moscow Times

“The Kremlin Eats GPS for Breakfast” – Moscow Times

Blog Editor's Note: We just ran across this article from 2016. While it is a couple years old, it has some tidbits we had not seen before. For example that the Russian government is spoofing both GPS and GLONASS in Moscow. Also confirmation that this is related to...

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National PNT Leadership Needed – ION Newsletter

National PNT Leadership Needed – ION Newsletter

Blog Editor's Note: This article from the most recent Institute of Navigation Newsletter reflects the widely held belief that the current governance system for GPS/PNT in the US, which was established in 2004, has not been able to protect, toughen and augment GPS as...

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