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Navstar 52



Navstar 52, also known as USA 168 and as GPS 2R-9, is an American Global Positioning Satellite that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 22:09 UT on 31 March 2003. It will replace the aging GPS 2-5 in the fleet (of 28 satellites).

Alternate Names

  • 27704
  • USA 168
  • GPS 2R-9
  • Navstar52

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-03-31
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)


  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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