GPS Interference

The relatively weak GPS radio signals from space are easily disrupted by interference from intentional, unintentional, and natural sources. U.S. policy calls for GPS interference detection and mitigation measures as well as protection of GPS spectrum to prevent disruption to users and critical infrastructures.

FCC Blocks LightSquared Operations

On February 14, 2012, the FCC announced that, based on NTIA’s recommendation, “the Commission will not lift the prohibition” on LightSquared’s terrestrial network operations. NTIA delivered its recommendation to the FCC earlier that day after assessing the test results from

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House Science Committee Hearing on LightSquared Impacts to GPS

On September 8, 2011, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on the impacts of the LightSquared network on federal science activities. Officials from NOAA, NASA, DOT, USGS, and the National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT

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NOAA Official to Testify on GPS Interference Issue

On September 8, the House Science Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed LightSquared wireless communications network and its potential interference to GPS users. NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Operations Mary Glackin will discuss possible impacts to NOAA’s

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AMS Report on Satellite Navigation and Space Weather

In March 2011, the American Meteorological Society published a report on “Satellite Navigation & Space Weather: Understanding the Vulnerability & Building Resilience,” based on a workshop it conducted on the topic in October 2010. The Office of Space Commercialization participated

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New Presidential Space Policy

Presidential seal

Today, President Obama issued a National Space Policy directive providing comprehensive guidance for all government activities in space, including the commercial, civil, and national security space sectors. The new policy leans farther forward in support of U.S. business interests than

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Remarks from WSBR Continuity of Business Summit

Remarks of Edward Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Washington Space Business Roundtable Luncheon Continuity of Business (via satellite) Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce September 21, 2006 Good afternoon. I am

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