A very informative article without much of the technical jargon.
With multiple GPS systems now going to become available we will also need the GPS receivers to support both the US and European systems. A huge market opportunity !
This initiative reminds me of Motorola's ambitious IRIDIUM project. Does anybody has any idea about how many of its satellites are functional?
Glad you both liked Peter's prose. Plenty of other good articles where this one came from. Please see the special digital edition issue "After the shuttle, the stars." Here's the link: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes_military_20110921/#/1
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