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GPS and Navigation

(All aircraft)

The various instruments used in Operation IceBridge rely on accurate information about aircraft location, altitude and position. To accomplish this, the aircraft and instruments use several GPS and inertial navigation systems.

 
Ice on Antarctica's Ellsworth Mountains, 10/22/2012 Ice on the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica as seen from the IceBridge DC-8 on Oct. 22, 2012. The Ellsworth Mountains are home to Antarctica’s highest point, Vinson Massif (16,050 ft / 4,892 m). Credit: NASA / James Yungel