SpaceX completes launch of the U.S. Airforce’s powerful GPS satellite

Geospatial World | December 24, 2018

SpaceX completes launch of the U.S. Airforce’s powerful GPS satellite
SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System  (GPS) III satellite, from Cape Canaveral, Florida this morning in what was the aerospace company’s first U.S. national security mission to date. The company had planned to complete the launch, its last of the year, earlier this week but heavy winds imposed delays.The GPS III flight opens a door for SpaceX. While it’s certainly no stranger to handling US government payloads, this shows that it can handle military launches as well. This newest generation of GPS satellites is designed and built to deliver positioning, navigation, and timing information,” the company wrote. “GPS is used by over four billion users and supports critical missions worldwide.

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