From Vanguard to GPS

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Speaker: Richard Easton
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-03-19

Venue: BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

GPSGPS, the most prominent navsat today, arose out of advances in electronics, clocks and space technology.  Richard Easton will talk about the latter two: clock development from John Harrison to the present and how several space tracking pioneers proposed navsats by reversing the problem.  Mr. Easton and Eric Frazier are currently writing a narrative history of GPS to be published by Potomac Books.

Biography: Richard Easton works in Chicago as an actuary.  He was graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in mathematics and received a Master of Liberal Arts degree from The University of Chicago.  He has a lifelong interest in history and has written and spoken widely on the origins of GPS.  His articles have appeared in The Space Review, Quest, Spaceflight, and The Institute of Navigation Newsletter.  In 2009 he gave the plenary address to the AIAA’s Guidance Navigation and Control Conference and spoke at the 2010 Navy Day celebration in Washington, D.C.

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