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    Re: Transit Satellite Status?
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2003 Dec 27, 08:56 -0400

    Transit, or the U.S. Navy Navigation Satellite System (NNSS) was
    decommissioned in 1996. However, the system was converted over to the Navy
    Ionospheric Monitoring System (NIMS). The satellites continue to transmit
    their 150 and 400 MHz signals albeit with a different "proprietary" signal
    format. For further information, see:
    And, for some recent observational results, see, for example,
    -- Richard Langley
       Professor of Geodesy and Precision Navigation
    On Fri, 26 Dec 2003, Brooke Clarke wrote:
    >I recently got a Transit Satellite receiver, a Magnavox MX 4102, mostly
    >out of a curiousity.
    >I know the Transis system was shut down a number of years ago, but was
    >wondering if there are still any satellites that are operational?
    >On my web page for the MX 4102 there is a link to the Johns Hopkins
    >Applied Physics Lab web site for Transit with a number of interesting
    >papers about transit and a short paper by Dava Sobel.
    >Happy Holidays,
    >Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
     Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang---.ca
     Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
     Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
     University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
     Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
         Fredericton?  Where's that?  See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/

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