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Will GPS Wear Itself Out?

Will GPS Wear Itself Out? asks William Matthews and reports that experts say already the system will be less reliable if older satellites fail. Four F/A-18 Super Hornets hurtled off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea and sped north toward Afghanistan on April 26 to drop 500-pound GPS-guided bombs on dug-in Taliban machine gunners.

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