satellite navigation system


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satellite navigation system

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(Computer Science) a computer-operated system of navigation that uses signals from orbiting satellites and mapping data to pinpoint the user's position and plot a subsequent course
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Britain's economy could suffer a [pounds sterling]1billion-a-day hit if satellite navigation systems are disrupted, a study has revealed.
Each orbiter needs just one working clock for the satellite navigation system to work--the rest are spares.
The second generation of the system, officially called the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) and also known as COMPASS or BeiDou-2, will be a global satellite navigation system consisting of 35 satellites, and is under construction as of January 2015.
The GPS is a space-based satellite navigation system managed by the United States that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.
Johan Lofgren and Riidiger Haas from Chalmers Department of Earth and Space Sciences have developed and tested an instrument that measures sea level using radio signals from satellite navigation systems: a GNSS tide gauge.
The satellite navigation system will cover the Indian subcontinent and around 1,500 km beyond the country's geographical boundaries.
Galileo is a satellite navigation system currently being built by the European Union and European Space Agency.
THE UK is already "dangerously dependent" on the GPS satellite navigation system, a report by engineers said today.
Whilst paramedics were attending to a casualty, a thief got into the cab and stole a satellite navigation system.
Europe will have its own independent satellite navigation system capable of high precision and reliability," EU Industry commissioner Antonio Tajani was quoted as saying by DPA in Brussels.
Ford is offering a satellite navigation system mounted in the rear view mirror on all of its cars and vans.

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