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James Cameron: Avatar sequels to draw on master navigators (Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times)

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navigation : the science of getting ships, aircraft, or spacecraft from place to place ; especially : the method of determining position, course, and distance traveled — Webster

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Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator’s position compared to known locations or patterns. — Wikipedia

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First Evidence of Viking-Like ‘Sunstone’ Found (Megan Gannon, Live Science)
Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found (Jennie Cohen, History)

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Celestial Navigation History.net
History of Navigation (ABC)
History of Navigation Interactive Tutorial (BBC)
History of Navigation (Wikipedia)

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Quotations Page

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Institute of Navigation Museum

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Five ways to improve your navigation skills (Mountain Bike Rider)

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Navigation Courses and Events (REI)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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Royal Institute of Navigation

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Lifehacker, World Maritime News, NPR Archives

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ISBNdb

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U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

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USA.gov

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GPS Navigation Humor (GPS Insight)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Satellite navigation – the next ten years (The Science Geek)

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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates

  • CGSIC Bulletin: Global Positioning System Marks...
    on April 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      GPS Celebrates 25 Years of Operation By:  First Lieutenant Tyler Whiting The United States Space Force 27 April 2020   The Global Positioning System marks its 25th year of operation Apr. 27, 2020. On this date in 1995, the system reached full operational capability, meaning the system met all performance requirements.  U.S. Air Force Space Command formally announced the milestone three months later. “This is a major milestone,” Gen. Thomas S. Moorman […]

  • Posting of new GPS SPS Performance Standard
    on April 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    All CGSIC: Posting of new GPS SPS Performance Standard The U.S. Air Force has released the 5th Edition of the GPS Standard Positioning System (SPS) Performance Standard (PS).  With final signature by the Department of Defense, it was cleared for public release on 16 April, 2020.  This is the first update to the SPS PS since 2008 and, for the first time, includes pre-Initial Operating Capability (IOC) performance standards for new civil GPS signals L2C and L5, in addition to L1 C/A. […]

  • 2 SOPS Disposes 26.5 Year Old Satellite
    on April 17, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    All CGSIC: 2 SOPS Disposes 26.5 Year Old Satellite                      By: Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs Schriever Air Force Base The 2nd Space Operations Squadron initiated the disposal of the last operational GPS IIA satellite, satellite vehicle number 34, April 13 to 20, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The GPS satellite program currently […]

  • Initial Use NANU for SVN-75
    on April 2, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    The Space Force Second Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) has issued an Initial Use (USABINIT) NANU for SVN-75, the second of the new generation of GPS-III satellites. SVN-75 was launched on 22 August of 2019, JDAY 234 2019, and having successfully undergone rigorous operational testing on orbit, SVN-75/PRN-18 has taken its place in the active GPS constellation with the slot and plane designation of D6. Constellation changes: SVN-45/PRN-21 is being re-phased from D3 to D2F replacing SVN46. […]

  • NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2020011
    on March 16, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      All CGSIC,        The US Space Force Second Space Operations Squadron (2 SOPS) has issued a LAUNCH NANU for SVN-75, the second of the new generation of GPS-III satellites.  To clear up any confusion this may have caused, SVN-75 was launched on 22 August of 2019, JDAY 234 2019, but there is no provision in a strictly formatted LAUNCH NANU to list a previous year.  This satellite was launched outside of the GPS Ground […]