Lockheed Martin: Awarded GPS III Flight Operations Contract by USAF

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Lockheed Martin was awarded a $68 million contract by the United States Air Force giving them the the opportunity to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout, and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III satellites. These satellites are scheduled to launch in 2014 and 2015 respectively.   GPS III space vehicles will replace the current aging GPS II satellites and improve the ever-changing needs of commercial, military, and civilian users around the word. They will offer increased accuracy as well as anti-jamming capabilities, while at the same time enhancing the satellite’s design life. A new civilRead More

GPS III Preps for Launch, Exelis Aboard

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Does ITT Exelis sound familiar to you? You may have never heard of them, but they’ve been a part of GPS technology for forty years. A satellite company called ITT Exelis participated in the evolution of GPS nearly from day one. Now, the company is preparing to build part of the satellites to be used for the next generation of GPS satellites, collectively a part of the GPS III satellite constellation. What does GPS III Mean? There have been two previous “levels” of GPS satellites. GPS III has been recently approved by the government, allowing more accurate GPS signals toRead More