Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

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Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:58 pm

The world's global positioning industry watched in disbelief on April 2, 2014, as all of the 24 GLONASS satellites that make up Russia's equivalent of the GPS system failed at once. This unprecedented and deeply worrying total disruption of what is one half of the world's operational global navigation satellite constellations shook the industry, and unequivocally confirmed the public warnings that have been voiced for years by Locata Corporation and other prominent industry experts. Full Story
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:34 pm

So basically, Waze should start developing a way to get a fix using inertial sensors in conjunction with wifi/cellular triangulation to provide a back up triangulation in-case of a cyber war between Russia and the US.
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby CBenson » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:42 pm

I'm not worried. I have my sextant.
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby nzahn1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:44 pm

CBenson wrote:I'm not worried. I have my sextant.

Me too.
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby ps_au » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:51 am

I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby numbermaniac » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:47 am

ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby no1ne » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:19 am

CBenson wrote:I'm not worried. I have my sextant.

And an astrolab to?

Beware of cloudy days...
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby gordonski » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:27 am

numbermaniac wrote:
ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.

Google invented the sextant?
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby numbermaniac » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:13 am

gordonski wrote:
numbermaniac wrote:
ps_au wrote:I wonder how many actually know what a sextant is!


And that's why Google was invented.

Google invented the sextant?


They invented the easiest way to find out what it is.
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Re: Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Ba

Postby ps_au » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:59 pm

numbermaniac wrote:They invented the easiest way to find out what it is.


...throw in a few Ads for good measure and presto... instant answer to the creation of the sextant.

And Google still makes money from you! :lol:
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