Jun 4, 2022

NASA will destroy a GPS navigation record with its upcoming moon mission

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GPS might rely on satellites to function on Earth, but its use in space is a little trickier.

NASA is preparing to test a new lunar navigation system that will connect to the Earth’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) from the moon, a report from the space agency explains.

The unprecedented mission will break a record for the most distant connection to GPS at roughly 238,000 miles from Earth’s surface. It will be delivered to the moon for testing by Firefly Aerospace’s Blue Ghost lander no earlier than 2024, NASA says.

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