U.S. Leaderless in Space? – INSA Paper & SpaceNews OpEd

U.S. Leaderless in Space? – INSA Paper & SpaceNews OpEd

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor’s Notes: Two different items on the same underlying theme popped up on our radar recently. The first, an INSA proposal to designate space a critical U.S. infrastructure. The second an OpEd in SpaceNews by two highly respected...

With $2T in Damage Looming, Senate Passes Space Weather Act

Bill Calls for Protection of Critical Infrastructure, National Security Assets On the first of September 1859 the Earth was hit by a massive solar flare. It was so strong that currents induced in telegraph wires set offices afire.  Later dubbed “the Carrington...

US Congress Focuses on Space Vulnerability in Defense Act

There were unexpected gifts for the navigation and timing community in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2014 signed by President Obama the day after Christmas. These were in the form of increased focus on the importance of space systems and their...
Toughen GPS to resist jamming and spoofing – GPS World

Toughen GPS to resist jamming and spoofing – GPS World

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor’s Note: An excellent article, of course, by DR. Brad Parkinson about potential improvements to GPS/GNSS receivers.  It is always hard to add anything worthwhile to something written by DR. Parkinson. We will hazard one...