On-board GPS/GNSS-based positioning is a key technology for the success of many small satellite missions. However, due to limitations in GNSS technology itself, end-user position cannot be better than few meters accuracy, and therefore requires data ground-based post-processing for enhanced orbit determination accuracy.
Now, thanks to Fugro’s SpaceStar™ technology, it is possible to obtain high-accuracy position (<10 cm), velocity (<5 mm/s) and time (<5 ns) on-board in real-time, without the deployment of additional infrastructure.
Fugro is the world’s leading geo-data specialist. Fugro Satellite Positioning offers high performance, GNSS-based positioning services for professional applications across multiple industries. Our Precise Point Positioning (PPP) technology delivers precise, reliable, real-time satellite-based positioning that is accurate down to just a few centimeters, on Earth’s surface and now also in Low Earth Orbit.