[time-nuts] GPS IIR-20 Launched

Dave Ackrill 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:
> http://www.losangeles.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123141115
> 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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