Tracking GPS Satellites More Accurately


We all know that our GPS devices work with the help of satellites that orbit the earth, but the technology is far more complex than that. Unless we know exactly where the satellites are, we can’t get an accurate location reading from them. A new effort from NASA aims to coordinate the four different geolocation systems in a single station to achieve more accurate, consistent readings than ever before. Tracking GPS satellites is a fascinating, complex process that combines state-of-the-art technology with mathematical techniques that are centuries old. In fact, ancient Greeks were able to use these techniques to figureRead More