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GPS III (cbsnews.com)
15 points by bookofjoe 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Some details on new features:

Laser reflectors for improved ranging and ephemeris calculation (NASA request): https://www.gpsworld.com/expert-advice-laser-reflectors-to-r...

Regional Military Protection: Amplified on-demand M-Code signal power in a targeted region—allowing receivers to operate more than 10 times closer to a jammer than with the military signals operational today: https://insidegnss.com/gps-iii-the-next-big-step-in-gps-mode...

Colocated Search and Rescue (SAR) repeater payload: https://spacenews.com/mda-to-build-search-and-rescue-repeate... (Galileo GNSS has this as well onboard, and also supports a return link to ack the distress call on the device, GPS does not unfortunately)

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