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GPS Satellite Constellation

While researching the previous post on geocaching leaderboards I stumbled across this excellent image on AirRaidFan’s profile page. It gives an excellent representation of what the GPS satellite constellation looks like and a great idea on why only a number of satellites are ‘visible’ at any one time.

An animation depicting the orbits of GPS satel...

Image via Wikipedia

Find out more about how GPS works here.

Hat tip AirRaidFan.

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