[time-nuts] Number of GPS sats in the sky?

Chris Hoffman cq.kg6o at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 18:48:09 EDT 2015


http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?Do=constellationStatus
http://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/space/

IIRC: 6 planes, 6 slots each, so 36 to cover the sphere, and the GPS
aperture is big (high orbits) so guess up to 1/2 of the constellation could
ever be in view (... yeah, right): 18?

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:54 AM, Bob Stewart <bob at evoria.net> wrote:

> Is there a practical limit to the number of GPS sats overhead at any one
> time? I ask this because I'd like to start parsing this info from my ublox
> receiver and need to setup an array for the values.  Memory is not
> unlimited on my PIC.
>
> Bob - AE6RV
>
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