What If GPS Fails?
from the preparing-for-the-worst dept
Wired Magazine has an article wondering just what would happen if the GPS system failed. They point out the number of industries that have become somewhat reliant on the system that is run by the US Air Force and uses 28 satellites – eighteen of which are older than their intended life span. Of course, the system is designed to be somewhat redundant, so there would likely be a “degradation” in service rather than it disappearing completely. However, the article suggests that it’s about time we get a new GPS system up and flying, owned by private companies.