Tag: gps news

Nov 01

European Galileo GPS Satellites Nearing Orbits

Exciting news for all European Geocachers is that two of the GPS satellites, FM3 and FM4, for the Galileo constellation are nearing their orbit. The satellites sent out their first signals at about 2200 hrs on 12 October after a successful launch. On 19 and 20 Oct the satellites were handed over to the Galileo …

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Oct 28

16th Chinese GPS Satellite Launched

China has launched the 16th GPS satellite for the Beidou or Compass GPS constellation. This GPS constellation is intended to provide GPS service for the Asia-Pacific area by early 2013. It will be ready for worldwide use by 2020. This is vey good new for the Geocaching community since the more GPS satellites available the …

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Sep 25

We’re One Step Closer! Next Generation Global Positioning System III

Here is some exciting new about the development of the Next Generation Global Positioning System III. Once these new GPS satellites are in orbit our GPSr will gain more accuracy which might make finding a tricky Geocache much easier! This propulsion system is part of the rocket used to guide the new GPS III into …

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Aug 18

Info from the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee Meeting (CGSIC)

I think that probably 99.9% of us Geocachers take GPS technology for granted. We know that there is some kind of satellite signal that our GPSr is picking up, don’t really understand it all, and only wish it was more accurate. We also just want it there for us when we are out geocaching or …

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Aug 14

Is GPS technology putting you in danger?

We all know the benefits of having GPS enable devices. They lead us through large cities that we have never visited, they show us the way home when we get lost, they help us avoid heavy traffic, they warn us of speed traps. But are they also putting us in a dangerous position because when …

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