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    Re: Non-electronic use of GPS!
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2002 Jun 23, 19:41 +0100

    Jared Sherman suggested-
    
    >George, your comments about GPS simply hit me the right way this morning.
    >
    >Perhaps if we (well, US taxpayers at least) were to suggest to our DoD
    >that they make the GPS satellites larger and shinier, or tether large
    >reflectors to them, then we could use the GPS satellites themselves as
    >heavenly bodies that moved at great speed, presenting the opportunity to
    >take sights directly off the GPS satellites, allowing them to be used for
    >manual celestial navigation!
    >
    >Sounds like a classic raison d'etre for a new goverment program, to launch
    >a new generation of satellites that would have "optical fialure mode
    >redundancy support" added to them.
    
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    Great idea, Jared, but just think of making those parallax corrections for
    such close objects. Parallax for the Moon is difficult enough...
    
    George.
    
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    george---.u-net.com
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.
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