Wednesday, May 20, 2009

GPS System to Fail - find your own way

Well, it looks like it is back to maps for the lot of you.,2933,520636,00.html

Fox News reports that the government, which thwarted Gerard O'Neill's efforts to create a private positioning service using hardware launched (and in space in several instances) on geosynchronous satellites, is as incompetent as ever. This time they plan to let the installed base of GPS receivers become useless as they fail to replenish the failing Global Positioning System satellites. Jerks.

Meanwhile, Geostar was forced out of business over a decade ago, as I recall. Kinda sad.

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