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GPS 2R-17



GPS 2R-17, also known as Navstar 60 and as USA 196, is the latest addition to the American fleet of navigational satellites. It was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 12:23 UT on 17 October 2007. It will replace the aging GPS 2A-14 in Plane F and Slot 2.

Alternate Names

  • 32260
  • Navstar 60
  • USA 196
  • GPS2R-17

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-10-17
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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