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ЦитатаGPS III Space Vehicle 04 safely arrives in FloridaSpace and Missile Systems Center Public Affairs / Published August 12, 2020The U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center successfully delivered the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, July 14.CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center successfully delivered the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, July 14.GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 was safely transported from the Lockheed Martin facility in Waterton, Colorado to Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida. The satellite was carried aboard a C-17 Globemaster III originating from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.The delivery of GPS III SV04 starts the clock for final testing and checkout prior to launch. The satellite will be processed at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Florida to ensure the full functionality of the satellite, prepare the satellite for propellant loading, and encapsulate the satellite in its protective fairing. At the completion of these activities, the satellite will be horizontally integrated with the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle."The shipment of the fourth GPS III satellite was successfully conducted just two weeks after the launch of our GPS III-SV03 satellite. This operation is a remarkable achievement and testament to the hard work of the entire GPS team members from all across the country," said Col. Edward Byrne, SMC's Medium Earth Orbit Space Systems Division chief. "The delivery of SV04 marks the start of our third GPS III launch campaign on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and brings us another step closer in advancing the GPS constellation with more capable satellites."GPS III SV04 is slated to launch in September 2020. Once on-orbit, it will join the operational constellation of 31 GPS satellites, delivering enhanced resiliency, better accuracy, and advanced anti-jam capabilities. GPS delivers the gold standard in positioning, navigation, and timing services supporting vital U.S. and allied operations worldwide, and underpins critical financial institutions, transportation services, and agricultural industries.
ЦитатаSept. 30/Oct. 1 ● Falcon 9 • GPS 3 SV04Launch period: 0000-0400 GMT on 1st (8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. EDT on 30th/1st)Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FloridaA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force's fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The satellite is built by Lockheed Martin. Delayed from October, December, May, July and August. [Aug. 17]
Цитатаspace x Fairings goaliebear8810 сент. 2020 г.Empty space X faring on its way to be encapsulated with GPS 3
Цитата justin @goaliebear88 4 ч. назад#SpaceX Spacex fairing for GPS 3 being rolled out 4 ч. назад 4 ч. назад 4 ч. назад
Цитата Falcon 9 Block 5 @Falcon9Block5 7 ч. назад#SpaceX is targeting Oct 01st, at 8:00PM EDT (5:00PM PDT) (00:00 UTC) for the launch of the #GPSIIISV04 Mission for the @SpaceForceDoD. The booster supporting this mission, B1062.1, is flying for its first time. #Falcon9