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written by Carl Rod Nave
This HyperPhysics page contains basic information on global positioning satellites and how they work together to pinpoint the location of a GPS receiver on Earth. The page includes helpful diagrams of GPS satellites in orbit.
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Image credit: HawaiianMama, Wikimedia Commons; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from September 1, 2011 until September 30, 2011. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1999 C. R. Nave
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Keywords: GPS, satellites
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 30, 2011 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Aug 31, 2011 by Raina Khatri
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Nave, C. (2011, August 29). HyperPhysics: Global Positioning Satellites. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from
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Nave, Carl Rod. HyperPhysics: Global Positioning Satellites. 1999. 29 Aug. 2011. 23 May 2024 <>.
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