Satelles shows improved PNT accuracy from LEO constellation
The service uses a signal from the Iridium low-Earth orbit (LEO - Low Earth Orbit. LEO refers to the orbit that most artificial satellites travel within. LEO is closer to earth compared to other satellite constellations such as GPS and GEO satellite systems. LEO is approximately 1,200 miles above Earth or less, meaning the satellites in this orbit travel at high speeds (i.e. 15,000 mph) and can orbit the Earth in less than 2 hours. Most human spaceflight missions have ocurred within LEO.) constellation. Now the company has released from new tests using configurations with a differential source and with a more accurate OCXO clock, producing timing accuracy of 160 nanoseconds. Gregory Gutt, president and chief technical officer of Satelles, made the presentation at the recent Institute of Navigation International Technical Meeting.
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