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Navstar 2-02

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1989-044A

Description

USA 38 (GPS 2 F2) was a navigational satellite launched by a three-stage Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS. It was part of the 21-satellite Navstar Global Positioning System Block 2 series that provides precise position data (accurate to within 16 m) to military and civilian users worldwide. It's signals could be received on devices as small as a telephone. The GPS 2 satellites, built by Rockwell International for the Air Force Space Systems Division, each have a 7.5-year design life. The Air Force intends to launch a GPS every 2 to 3 months until the constellation of 21 operational satellite and 3 spares is aloft. The Block 2 Navstars join 7 operational Block 1 satellites.

Alternate Names

  • USA 38
  • GPS 2 F2
  • 20061

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1989-06-10
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 840.0 kg
Nominal Power: 710.0 W

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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