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GPS Primer
Entry ID: GPSPRIMER
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Summary
Abstract: Global Positioning System Primer (Grades 8-12)

"The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is a set (or 'constellation') of
satellites in orbit that people on Earth can use to figure out their exact
position on the planet. This may not seem like a big deal if you're close to
home where you know all the landmarks -- but what if you're out in the middle
of the desert, where one sand dune looks like all the others? What if you're in
the middle of the ocean, where there aren't a heck of a lot of street signs
floating around? Well, if you had a GPS receiver -- small enough to put in your
pocket -- you'd be able to send a signal up to the satellites, and they'd send
a signal back, telling you exactly where you are. In the GPS Primer, the
scientists and engineers who helped develop the GPS constellation at The
Aerospace Corporation have given you a short history of the development of GPS,
and have described the elements of the systems and how they all work together."

"http://www.aero.org/education/materials.html"

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Description: The GPS Primer is also available in pdf format.
Service Citation
Title: GPS Primer
Provider: The Aerospace Corporation
URL: http://www.aero.org/publications/GPSPRIMER/
ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Use Constraints
You may download the Global Positioning System Primer for personal or classroom
use. If you wish multiple copies (maximum 50) for educational purposes, please
send a letter of request on organizational letterhead to:

Public Affairs Department
The Aerospace Corporation
P.O. Box 92957 Mail Stop M1-448
Los Angeles, CA 90009-2957
Service Provider
Aerospace Corporation

Service Provider Personnel
Name: PUBLIC AFFAIRS AEROSPACE CORP.
Phone: 310-336-5000
Fax: 310-336-7055
Contact Address:
Public Affairs Department
The Aerospace Corporation
P.O. Box 92957 Mail Stop M1-448
U.S.A.
City: Los Angeles
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 90009-2957
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-10-30
SERF Last Revision Date: 2003-11-07
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