Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Shifted - Federal Shutdown Delays Navigation System update Rollout

Earth’s North Magnetic Pole Shifted – Federal Shutdown Delays Navigation System update Rollout

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The unexpected change of the North Magnetic Pole of the earth has forced the requirement of a navigation system update. The North Magnetic Pole of the planet has shifted in an unexpected fashion, and that is a big issue for the Electronic Navigation system used by the Military and Civilians. As the update is of the urgent nature, the United States Federal Shutdown is forcing the delay of the expected upgrade. As the change in Magnetic pole is affecting the Military and Civilian navigation systems in the Arctic Circle, the Federal Government Shutdown is delaying the entire update cycle.

The Earth’s Magnetic Model for the navigation systems is released every five years with all the data including the expected changes in the magnetic poles of the earth. But this unexpected shift has forced the requirement of the update to the navigation system as the Federal Shutdown in the United States of America will delay the update from anywhere between the 15th of January, 2019 to the 31st of January, 2019. According to the sources, the United States Military has advised the government for immediate release of the update to avoid further inconvenience.

The Last update with the Earth’s Magnetic Poles models was released in 2015. The updates were set on the 5-year interval periods, which was set to release in 2020. But the unexpected changes are affecting the local navigation for the military and the civilians in Arctic circle. The update is not going to affect the GPS based systems, as the Satellite navigation systems don’t use the magnetic poles of the earth for navigation. It works by triangulating the position of the receiver by communicating with the multiple satellites in the network.

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