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Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix

30 Nov 2012, 11:42 UTC
Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix

An experimental GPS receiver, built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has successfully achieved a GPS position fix at 23,300km altitude – the first position fix above the GPS constellation on a civilian satellite. The SGR-GEO receiver is collecting data that could help SSTL to develop a receiver to navigate spacecraft in Geostationary orbit (GEO) or even in deep space.

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