10.05.19 Determination of coordinates by GPS navigation systems
We would like to inform you about possibility of failures in determining the coordinates of the GPS navigation systems
On the night of April 6-7, 2019, the week counters were reset on GPS navigation satellites.
This is due to the 10-bit representation of the week counter. After 1024 weeks, the counter is reset to zero.
Theoretically, GPS receivers around the world should complete this transition without crashing.
However, there are a lot of GPS receivers that contain outdated firmware.
Such receivers might "go crazy" and will not be able to determine the current coordinates, especially if used in conjunction with GLONASS.