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4th Boeing GPS Satellite Goes Online for Air Force Network; Craig Cooning Comments

4th Boeing GPS Satellite Goes Online for Air Force Network; Craig Cooning Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BoeingLogoA Boeing GPS satellite has started operating on the U.S. Air Force's network, which works to provide users navigation and timing details.

The Boeing GPS IIF SVN-66 joins a network of 31 satellites and is the fourth satellite for the Air Force’s GPS network, Boeing said Tuesday.

Craig Cooning, Boeing vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems, said the IIF satellite aims to help military and civilian users obtain GPS navigation and timing information.

The company plans to introduce the fifth of 12 GPS IIFs in October.

Boeing launched the SVN-66 on May 15 and transferred it to the Air Force 19 days later after stabilizing the satellite and activating its payload.

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