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About Michael O’Connor

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Michael O’Connor is the chief executive officer of Satelles. As a graduate student, O’Connor developed the world’s first GPS-based precision steering system for farm vehicles. He went on to bring this technology to market with Novariant and helped launch the precision agriculture industry.

Posts by Michael O’Connor

Innovation: Navigation from LEO Posted on 30 Jun 2017 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS & Innovation categories.

Current Capability and Future Promise
GPS signals are so weak, they cannot be used reliably where they are obstructed such as indoors or in concrete canyons. But if the satellites were much closer, their signals would be much stronger. The low Earth orbit Iridium constellation is already orbiting, and providing a PNT service. This month we learn about its current capability and future promise. Read more»