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Xairos Newsletter: 2022 Year in Review
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Xairos Newsletter: 2022 Year in Review
✍️ Theme of the Week

Looking Back…
Prior to last year, the importance - and vulnerability - of GPS wasn't well understood by the general public.
Russia (and other countries) had long had the capability to jam and spoof GPS; a 2016 Moscow Times article even noted “The Kremlin Eats GPS for Breakfast.”
But then Russia invaded Ukraine, and GPS was brought into the limelight:

As a result, governments around the world accelerated alternatives.
The UK government authorized a National Timing Centre after a review estimated that a GPS outage could “impact the UK economy by over £1 billion per day.”
Joining them are the United States, South Korea, China, Korea, and India, among others, with plans to develop a national timing service.

Last Week's Theme: The North Pole needs Quantum Scientists

🏆 Achievements

2022 was a big year for Xairos - some highlights:

📰 Industry News

A recap of the major news articles in the world of space and quantum in 2022:

💼 Conferences
🎓 The More You Know...

There was a noticeable increase in solar activity in 2022 as the sun nears the peak of a coronal mass ejections (CME) cycle.
This has raised concerns that a major solar event could disrupt GPS and other satellites, and possibly lead to power outages, train delays, and an “internet apocalypse."
Consider these close calls over the last year:

So best be prepared as more giant flares are expected in the next few years.

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