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Navstar 59



Navstar 59, also known as USA 192, as GPS 2RM F-3, and as GPS 2R-16, is an American navigational satellite in the GPS fleet that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 19:12 UT on 17 November 2006. The two tonne (with fuel) satellite will be nudged into Plane B, Slot 4 position to replace the aging GPS 2A-22 of 1993 vintage. The fleet now consists of 29 satellites, including the spares. Navstar 59 has a new civilian signal that helps remove the directional inaccuracy engendered by the ionosphere.

Alternate Names

  • 29601
  • USA 192
  • GPS 2RM F-3
  • GPS 2R-16
  • Navstar59

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-11-17
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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