8 thoughts on “Threats to GPS”

  1. Yikes! Another point of failure to worry about in addition to global pandemics. How hardened are the GPS satellites against coronal mass ejections? Malevolent hacks? (I haven’t had time to listen to the whole tape – maybe this is covered).

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  2. civil westman:
    Yikes! Another point of failure to worry about in addition to global pandemics. How hardened are the GPS satellites against coronal mass ejections? Malevolent hacks? (I haven’t had time to listen to the whole tape – maybe this is covered).

     

    I’m not sure what would happen if there was another Carrington event. It’s possible that many GPS satellites would no longer work. We have about six deactivated satellites which could be called back into service but they’d all be subject to the effect of a coronal mass ejection.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    I wonder if it will be a long time before talks like this will be ordinary again.

    How are you doing, Richard? The wife?

    I’m fortunate that my job is safe as long as the economy doesn’t totally tank. My retirement savings have taken a beating but am glad that I’m not in the travel or hospitality business.

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  4. Richard Easton:

    10 Cents:
    I wonder if it will be a long time before talks like this will be ordinary again.

    How are you doing, Richard? The wife?

    I’m fortunate that my job is safe as long as the economy doesn’t totally tank. My retirement savings have taken a beating but am glad that I’m not in the travel or hospitality business.

    Will you have money for Socks?

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  5. 10 Cents:

    Richard Easton:

    10 Cents:
    I wonder if it will be a long time before talks like this will be ordinary again.

    How are you doing, Richard? The wife?

    I’m fortunate that my job is safe as long as the economy doesn’t totally tank. My retirement savings have taken a beating but am glad that I’m not in the travel or hospitality business.

    Will you have money for Socks?

    I have a dime or two left.

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