Revised LightSquared Plan Would Still Disrupt GPS, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter Signs Letter
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press / Federal News Radio, January 16, 2012
Tests show that even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals, federal officials said in a letter released Friday. … The letter was signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari, and released by the Federal Aviation Administration. …
For full text of the article, visit Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS – FederalNewsRadio.com.
By Warren Ferster, Space News, January 13, 2012
… The finding by the nine U.S. federal agencies comprising the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Executive Committee (EXCOM) is a major blow to LightSquared, which has invested $3 billion in its proposed L-band network and launched one large satellite. The Reston, Va.-based company, backed by hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone, is planning to augment that satellite with a nationwide network of ground-based signal repeaters….
For full text of the article, visit Revised LightSquared Plan Still Interferes with GPS – SpaceNews.com.
- Advisory Board Says LightSquared Can’t Coexist With GPS (forbes.com)
- LightSquared Claims Conflict of Interest in Federal Analysis – PCWorld (pcworld.com)
- U.S. officials conclude LightSquared broadband would disrupt GPS (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Tags: Ashton Carter, Federal Aviation Administration, Global Positioning System, GPS, John Porcari, LightSquared, National Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing, PNT, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, United States Secretary of Transportation
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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