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    Re: Budgets
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2009 May 07, 16:50 -0700
    Yeah, it's about eLoran.

    I wouldn't blame this directly on Obama (I'm pretty sure $35M is way below his radar horizon).  But I do find it very strange that just a few years ago the (US) Federal Radionavigation Plan said that an alternate, non-space-based, high-accuracy positioning system was essential to aircraft and ship navigation, and now it says it isn't.  

    This isn't science, it's politics.   I, for one, would love to find the political fingerprints on this one.  

    Lu Abel

    P H wrote:
    Obama proposes:

    • Eliminating federal support for a $35 million-a-year radio-based marine navigation system rendered obsolete by the satellite-based Global Positioning System.

    (source Yahoo! news)

    Is this about LORAN?

    Our sextants may yet regain even more of their practical relevance in the future.

    Peter Hakel

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