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Navstar 53

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2003-058A

Description

Navstar 53, also known as USA 175, as GPS 2R-10, and as SVN-47, is an American navigational satellite in the GPS fleet. It was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS at 07:50 UT on 21 December 2003. It will replace the aging but still operational GPS 2A-10 craft in Plane-E and Slot-2. The GPS constellation consists of 24 satellites split into six orbital planes with four in each plane, all in circular orbits of altitude 20,200 km, and inclination of 55 degrees. There are also four additional satellites orbiting as reserves. The full list is available at

http://leonardo.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/Programs/gps.html

Alternate Names

  • USA 175
  • GPS 2R-10
  • SVN-47
  • 28129

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Navigation/Global Positioning

Additional Information

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

 
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