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Second GPS III Satellite Declared Ready for Military Use

Thursday, March 26, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Vivienne Machi  |  March 25, 2020  |  Satellite Today


The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) successfully transferred the second GPS III system to Space Operations Command on March 23, the center said March 24. The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is now officially under the control of the Second Space Operations Squadron located at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, SMC said.

“This marks our second transfer of Satellite Control Authority for the GPS III program as we continue to modernize the GPS constellation with more capable and resilient systems.” said Col. Edward Byrne, chief of Production Corps’ Medium Earth Orbit Space Systems Division at SMC, in the release. “It’s only through the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of our entire government and industry partner team that we can successfully transition GPS III SV02 to operations.” READ MORE...

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