Civil Applications

  • Tom Logsdon


The Naystar Global Positioning System is financed by the DoD, but it is being used by a surprisingly broad range of nonmilitary users. As Figure 15.1 indicates, many of its applications have been ending up on the nightly news. The pilots of the Voyager aircraft, for instance, used Navstar navigation to help guide their sleek little craft on its nonstop flight around the world. When they finally landed, both pilots agreed that, if the Navstar signals had been available throughout the entire journey, they would have had a much easier time completing their long and grueling mission.


Navigation System Shipping Container Video Screen Nonstop Flight Archaeological Expedition 


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