Xona Space Readies for Launch of Commercial PNT Satellite

Xona Space Systems is preparing for the launch of its first commercial positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) satellite, the first in a planned 300-satellite low-Earth orbit (LEO) constellation designed to cover the globe.

Xona has raised a new funding round co-led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust and MaC Venture Capital, with participation from Toyota Ventures, Daniel Ammann (co-founder of u-blox), and Ryan Johnson (former CEO of BlackBridge, operator of the Rapideye constellation). 

Xona’s Pulsar precision LEO positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) service leverages advances in small satellite technology to provide users with a secure and robust alternative to traditional GNSS. The satellites will orbit 25 times closer to Earth than GPS satellites do. Xona’s patent-pending system architecture makes use of the efficiency of small satellites to provide an affordable global service with 10 times better accuracy and 100 times better interference mitigation than the legacy systems, the company claims.

Read more in GPS World article. https://www.gpsworld.com/xona-space-readies-for-launch-of-commercial-pnt-satellite/?utm_source=Navigate%21+Weekly+GNSS+News&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=NCMCD210922003&oly_enc_id=1784A2382467C6V

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