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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
Цитата Lockheed Martin @LockheedMartin 6 ч. назад #GPSIII, we'd be lost without you. Launching Sept. 29, 9:55 p.m. ET Watch live here: https://lmt.co/2EpdPX9
ЦитатаATLANTIC OCEAN - FLORIDA - CAPE CANAVERALEastern Range OP X0152 FALCON 9 GPS III-4 will be conducting hazardous operations surface to unlimited within portions of Warning AreasW497A, W497B, W137F/G, W138E, W139E/F, W122 and the following Hazard Areas:A. From 2836 24.03N 8035 32.49WTO 2856N 8013WTO 2854N 8010WTO 2841N 8020WTO 2835N 8026WTO 2830 34.62N 8033 04.68W to beginningB. From 3203N 7700WTO 3400N 7528WTO 3409N 7438WTO 3342N 7403WTO 3307N 7431WTO 3153N 7648W to beginning.Hazard periods for primary launch day and backup launch days;Primary launch day: 30/0150Z thru 30/0303Z SEP 20 (9:50pm thru 11:03pm local Sep 29th). Preferred T-0 is 0150Z (9:50pm local Sep 29th).Backup launch day: 01/0146Z thru 01/0259Z OCT 20 (9:46pm thru 10:59pm local SEP 30th). Preferred T-0 is 0146Z (9:46pm local Sep 30th).LNM: 38/20
Цитата Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet 59 мин. назадSpaceX is tentatively planning the Starlink launch for Sep 27th and a GPS launch for Sep 29th.Both missions are droneship recoveries that will require OCISLY and JRTI to be underway at the same time.Tug Finn Falgout should leave with JRTI again later today for Starlink. (1/2)58 мин. назадTug Hawk (pictured) is rejoining the SpaceX recovery fleet to tow OCISLY for the GPS mission. Hawk will be arriving at Port Canaveral late tonight to prepare for the mission. (2/2)
Цитата Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet 43 мин. назадSpaceX is swapping the droneship for the Starlink mission.Tug Finn Falgout returned last night with JRTI - following a postponement because of poor weather - but is now preparing to depart Port Canaveral with OCISLY droneship for the revised launch date - NET Sep 27.43 мин. назадThis means that JRTI's next mission will be the GPS SV04 mission - NET Sep 29th. Tug Hawk is en-route to Port Canaveral right now to collect the droneship and tow it outbound.
Цитата Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow 4 ч. назадThe Falcon 9 rocket's first stage engines ignited at 6am EDT (1000 GMT) for a routine pre-launch static test fire. We await word from SpaceX on the outcome of the test. : @cbs_spacenews
Цитата SpaceX @SpaceX 3 ч. назадStatic fire test complete - targeting Tuesday, September 29 for Falcon 9's launch of the GPS III Space Vehicle 04 mission
ЦитатаПусковой день (30.09) - 80 % GO. Пусковое окно с 01:55 UTC до 02:11 UTCРезервный день (01.10) - 60 % GO
Цитата Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet 3 ч. назадDeparture! Just Read the Instructions droneship is underway towards the GPS III SV04 booster landing zone!Tug Hawk is towing the droneship ~635 km downrange.Photo via WKMG-TV, http://clickorlando.com Trevor Mahlmann @TrevorMahlmann 2 ч. назадTug Hawk and @spacex's 'just read the instructions' droneship are outbound @PortCanaveral after a successful static fire of #Falcon9 #B1062.1 for the GPS-III SV04 mission slated for NET Sept 29
Цитата Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet 9 мин. назадYeah... so about that departure. I do believe we've been tricked!Just Read the Instructions droneship and tug Hawk are actually conducting a sea trial just offshore. Watching and waiting to see what happens next.
Цитата Trevor Mahlmann @TrevorMahlmann 8 мин. назадA sea trick...er trial it was Tug Hawk and 'Just Read The Instructions' are heading back in after a short thruster trial. JRTI will depart this weekend for the GPS-III SV04 LZ.
Цитата Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz 26 мин. назадThe Lockheed Martin-built GPS III SV-04 satellite was encapsulated in the SpaceX Falcon 9 nosecone earlier this week in preparation for launch on Tuesday, the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center says:
ЦитатаNAVAREA IV 914/20WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.FLORIDA.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 300150Z TO 300303Z SEP ALTERNATE 010146Z TO 010259Z OCT IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-36-24N 080-35-32W, 28-56-00N 080-13-00W, 28-54-00N 080-10-00W, 28-41-00N 080-20-00W, 28-35-00N 080-26-00W, 28-30-34N 080-33-04W. B. 32-03-00N 077-00-00W, 34-00-00N 075-28-00W, 34-09-00N 074-38-00W, 33-42-00N 074-03-00W, 33-07-00N 074-31-00W, 31-53-00N 076-48-00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 010359Z OCT 20.//Authority: EASTERN RANGE 211941Z SEP 20.Date: 250912Z SEP 20Cancel: 01035900 Oct 20HYDROPAC 2789/20SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN OCEAN.DNC 02.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS 300757Z TO 300932Z SEP, ALTERNATE 010753Z TO 010928Z OCT IN AREA BOUND BY 42-00S 011-30E, 38-51S 016-09E, 50-00S 038-15E, 55-00S 034-15E.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 011028Z OCT 20.//Authority: EASTERN RANGE 211935Z SEP 20.Date: 250900Z SEP 20Cancel: 01102800 Oct 20