Re: WAAS satellite ( INMARSAT 3-F4 ) moving Feb 1, to 142 degrees West

From: sciteach@mchsi.com
Date: Tue Jan 31 2006 - 13:17:04 EST

  • Next message: Jim King: "Re: WAAS satellite ( INMARSAT 3-F4 ) moving Feb 1, to 142 degrees West"

    Kevin said (in part),
    
    "INMARSAT 3-F4 ( 24819) currently at 54 degrees West, is been moved to 142 
    degrees West. This satellite is part of the WAAS system, which is used to 
    broadcast correction data to GPS users. It will be fun to watch it move on, the 
    GPS receiver display.
    
    Kevin and others,
    
    I thought that the position of the satellites as marked on the GPSr display was 
    taken from an ephemeris that was programmed into the GPS receiver by the maker 
    of the unit. If it is than the WAAS should not move in the display. If the data 
    is modified by what the satellite sends out then it should.
    
    Anybody know for sure about this?
    
    Tom  Iowa  USA 
    
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