Thursday, June 3, 2010

$8 Billion Upgrade in 1.2 Miles

While GPS is most know for helping individuals find locations while driving in a car, it happens to also be a key for global operations including emergency response, supply chains, banking transactions, and even the stock market. In fact the GPS system, made up of two dozen satellites, is an often overlooked critical piece of the digital infrastructure. It is now going through a $8 billion upgrade. The goal is to make it more accurate and more reliable.

(submitted by Tom)

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