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My Handheld GPSr unit is only part of the location system I use to find Geocaches. Another part of the system is the actual Satellites positioned above the earth. As I endeavor to learn more about this technology, I have found that manufacturers of satellites, Government agency's, and the Military have different ways of referring to a particular satellite. This makes searching for information difficult at best. So, I set out to make a cross reference chart that would show the many designations for each of the satellites in the GPS system. Below you will find this chart. To the best of my knowledge all information is correct, but, if you find an error, please let me know.



GPS Satellite ID Number Cross Reference Chart
PRN/GARMIN
SVN
NORAD
COSPAR
  USA
 NAVSTAR
1
32
22231
1992-079A
85
28
2
61
28474
2004-045A
180
56
3
33
23833
1996-019A
117
37
4
34
22877
1993-068A
96
35
5
35
22779
1993-54A
94
34
6
36
23027
1994-16A
100
36
7
37
22657
1993-032A
91
32
8
38
25030
1997-067A
134
44
9
39
22700
1993-042A
92
33
10
40
23953
1996-041A
126
38
11
46
25933
1999-055A
145
46
13
43
24876
1997-035A
132
43
14
41
26605
2000-071A
154
49
15
15
20830
1990-088A
64
21
16
56
27663
2003-005A
166
51
17
 53
28874
2005-038A
183
 57
18
54
26690
2001-004A
156
50
19
59
28190
2004-009A
177
54
20
51
26360
2000-025A
150
47
21
45
27704
2003-010A
168
52
22
 47
28129
2003-058A
175
  53
23
60
28361
2004-023A
178
55
24
24
21552
1991-047A
71
23
25
25
21890
1992-009A
79
 24
26
26
22014
1992-039A
83
 26
27
 27
22108
1992-058A
84
27
28
44
26407
2000-040A
151
48
29
29
22275
1992-089A
87
29
30
30
24320
1996-056A
128
39
31
58
29486
2006-042A
190
58
WAAS
GARMIN
COMMON
NORAD
COSPAR
PRN
35
3-F4
24819
1997-27A
122
AOR-W
47
3-F3
24674
1996-70A
134
POR
48
G-15
28884
2005-041A
135
PanAm
51
F-1R
28868
2005-036A
138
ANIK
EGNOS
GARMIN
COMMON
NORAD
COSPAR
PRN
33
3-F2
21149
1991-18A
120
37
ARTEMIS
26863
2001-029A
124
39
3-F5
25153
1998-6B
126
44
3-F1
23839
1996-20A
131