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.

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