[Global Positioning System] [Other Uses]


Global Positioning System


This satellite is part of a group of satellites that can tell you your exact latitude, longitude, and altitude. The military developed the Global Positioning System (GPS), but now people everywhere can use these satellites to determine where in the world they are.

Other Uses for GPS Satellites

GPS satellites are used for navigation almost everywhere on Earth -- in an airplane, boat, or car, on foot, in a remote wilderness, or in a big city. Wherever you are, if you have a GPS receiver, you'll never be lost again!