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Navstar 77

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-109A

Description

GPS-3 (Global Positioning System) or Navstar-3 (Navigation System using Timing And Ranging) are the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites.

The U.S. Air Force announced in May 2008 that a team led by Lockheed Martin has won the competition to build the next-generation Global Positioning System (Navstar) Space System program, known as GPS III.

This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-12-23
    Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 Full Thrust
    Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
    Mass: 4400 kg

    Funding Agency

    • United States Air Force Academy (United States)

    Discipline

    • Surveillance and Other Military

    Additional Information

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