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Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Satellites

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) provide positioning, navigation, and timing information. These satellite systems are augmented by ground stations which can be used as reference points to increase the accuracy of information derived from the satellite signals.
Exhibits from each report through the years showing positioning, navigation, and timing satellite numbers.
Year: 2016
As the world’s population continued integrating space positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technologies and services, the number of PNT satellites continued to multiply in 2016, growing slightly more than ##% from 2015. Relative newcomers to PNT space operations, such as Europe, India, and...
Year: 2015
The number of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellites orbiting the Earth increased by ##% from the end of 2014 through 2015. Of the ## nations fielding space-based PNT satellites or systems, the biggest contributors to the number of satellites in 2015 were the European Union and China....
Year: 2014
The military and commercial value of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems has gained such prominence that PNT systems are often considered to be critical infrastructure. The proliferation of smartphones and other consumer devices that rely on PNT services has spread this dependence...

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