General GPS Question

Matthias Camenzind m.camenzind at
Thu Oct 30 19:09:47 CET 2008

The satellites are moving around. So on a different time the position is different.
> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 19:00:29 +0100
> From: michele.renda at
> To: community at
> Subject: Re: General GPS Question
> Matthias Camenzind wrote:
>> Shouldn't it be possible to get the own position from three signals from the same satellite?
>> The result would not be as exactly as from three or more but even better then no result.
>> Why should it not work?
> No, because GPS run calculation triangulation from the signal coming from 3 different points.
> It the signals arrive from the same point, it will be impossible to obtain your position, because the signal itself doesn't contains any position info.
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