[time-nuts] GPS IIR-20 Launched
dave.g0dja at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Mar 24 20:57:38 UTC 2009
Magnus Danielson wrote:
> Fellow time-nuts,
> GPS IIR-20 was succsessfully launched:
> Expect it to show up on the receivers eventually. Currently only PRN01
> is unused.
I see that jargon and a combination of business and space 'speak' is
still something that goes on.
For instance is "a unified Delta II and GPS team that sustained a laser
focus on mission success" just two groups who worked together to make
sure that the 'stuff' worked?
And does "The GPS constellation is being modernized to improve
operations, sustainment, and overall performance of GPS services for the
warfighter, international, commercial and civil users. These improved
capabilities ensure GPS remains the gold standard for positioning,
navigation and timing service" mean that the GPS system will be useful
for the military and other people, and make sure that it works more
Over here we have an organisation dedicated to plain English. See
Maybe some of the organisations 'over there' might benefit? ;-)
For the absence of doubt, this is meant tongue in cheek because we have
our own overload of business and scientific jargon to get through as well...
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