How are GPS satellites powered?

Geospatial Technology, Science for Youth October 14, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF


The GPS satellites are mainly powered by solar energy, or energy from the sun. They do have backup batteries in case of a solar eclipse, and they each have small rocket boosters to keep them moving in the right direction.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.