SNV49 Off the Air?

March 16, 2013  - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.

It appears that GPS SVN49, the Block IIR-M satellite with the problematic L5 test transmitter and operating most recently as PRN27, stopped transmitting standard L-band signals on March 13. No International GNSS Service tracking station has observed the satellite since that date.

The satellite was being used for tests, was set unhealthy, and had not been included in broadcast almanacs.

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