30th Anniversary of First Block II GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

30th Anniversary of the First GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

On February 14, 1989, the first Global Positioning System (GPS) “Block II” satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit. To ensure global coverage, 23 additional satellites were launched over the following years at various altitudes and orbits. Thus, a new era of Land Surveying was born, although it would be several more years before it would … Read more

Space Congestion FTW

Space Congestion FTW

If you’ve been checking the January and February 2016 schedules for satellite launches, you might have noticed how busy it is. According to an article at Inside GNSS, there are several launches coming up over the next couple of months: Launch number five for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) The twelfth and last … Read more