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Navstar 63



Navstar 63, also known as USA 203 and as GPS 2R-20(M), is an American (DOD) navigational craft in the GPS fleet, that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 08:34 UT on 24 March 2009. It will replace the GPS 2A-27 satellite launched in 1996.

Alternate Names

  • GPS 2R-20(M)
  • Navstar63
  • 34661
  • USA 203

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-03-24
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense (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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