Loral Space and Communications will introduce a space-based navigation and positioning service in 1998. The Loral Integrated Navigation and Communications Satellite Services (LINCSS) will use the company's 48-satellite Globalstar mobile telecommunications service and the global-positioning system (GPS) satellite network to provide an accuracy of a few millimetres, says the company, "a dramatic improvement over the 20m that may ultimately be available" from the GPS. The LINCSS will be available with an open architecture by all GPS hardware providers.


Source: Flight International