System Maintenance

The successful operation of a satellite navigation system requires around-the-clock monitoring of the satellites’ health and the periodic replacement of older satellites. The process is labor-intensive and expensive and requires multiple backups to ensure continuous operation. 

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The successful operation of a satellite navigation system requires around-the-clock monitoring of the satellites’ health and the periodic replacement of older satellites.
Type: Photograph
Image Taken: Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, United States
Credit: U.S. Air Force
Origin: U.S. Air Force
Creator: Staff Sgt. Don Branum
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Navigation Methods
 
The successful operation of a satellite navigation system requires around-the-clock monitoring of the satellites’ health and the periodic replacement of older satellites.