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GPS 2R-15

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-042A

Description

GPS 2R-15 is an American navigational satellite in the GPS fleet that was launched by a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 18:50 UT on 25 September 2006. It will be positioned in Plane A, Slot 2, replacing the aging GPS 2-12 launched in 1992, which, in turn, will be maneuvered to A-4 as a backup till its useful life ends. At present there are 24 operational craft in the fleet, plus 5 that are spares.

Alternate Names

  • Navstar 58
  • USA 190
  • 29486

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-09-25
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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