The lead story in the science & technology section of the May 8, 2021, edition of The Economist is just the latest article to spotlight our dependencies on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Just as important is how the publication details some of the GPS/GNSS vulnerabilities that threaten infrastructure platforms and systems in countries around the world, including inadvertent outages or deliberate attacks.
The editors at The Economist make the case for why alternatives are needed. Satellite Time and Location (STL) from Satelles is available today and provides an essential contingency capability to protect the operations of PNT-dependent systems and ensure the survivability and resilience of our national critical infrastructure. The capabilities of STL were mentioned in the article along with insights from Dr. Michael O’Connor, CEO of the company.
Read the full article here. (requires an online subscription to The Economist)
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