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Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellite Exceeds 10 Years on-Orbit

NEWTOWN, Pa. Feb. 15, 2011 Global Positioning System

launched on January 30, 2001 February 15, 2001 U.S. Air Force Space Command’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Global Positioning Systems Directorate


Joe Trench

critical design review in August 2010

December 17, 2010 Annual GPS Enterprise Review

GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.  The first increment, in a planned three increments, GPS IIIA will deliver signals three times more accurate than current GPS spacecraft and provide three times more power for military users, while also enhancing the spacecraft’s design life and adding a new civil signal designed to be interoperable with international global navigation satellite systems.

Bethesda, Md. $45.8 billion

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Low- and high-resolution JPEG image files of GPS satellites are available at:

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