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Navstar 65

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2010-022A

Description

Navstar 65/GPS 2F-1, a US Air Force satellite also known as USA 213, was launched into orbit by a Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral on 28 May 2010 at 03:00 UT. This is the first in a new breed of GPS satellites in the Block 2F series, which features even higher accuracy, enhanced internal clocks, longer life and reprogrammable on-board processors able to evolve with future needs. It will take over the position presently held by the GPS 2A-27 satellite (Plane B, Slot 2), which is considered one of the primary positions in the constellation.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2010-05-28
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • United States Air Force Academy (United States)

Disciplines

  • Navigation/Global Positioning
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 
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