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Johnathon Caldwell, vice president of navigation systems at Lockheed Martin, told GPS World in an interview published Monday about the on-orbit performance of the first GPS III satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force. “On Jan. 8 we began broadcasting navigation data across all signal chains, and the satellite has been in checkout mode since then,“ Caldwell said of GPS III SV01, which launched in December.

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The first GPS III satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force took off Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. GPS III Space Vehicle 01 established communications with the defense contractor's launch-and-checkout facility in Denver nearly two hours after launch, Lockheed said Sunday. “In the coming days, GPS […] More
Lockheed Martin has started to upgrade the U.S. Air Force's legacy ground control platforms as the service prepares to launch in December the first GPS III satellite aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, National Defense reported Friday. Those updates to the existing ground system include contingency operation changes and the M-code signal, which is set for […] More
Lockheed Martin has been working on two updates to the U.S. Air Force's existing GPS ground control system designed to facilitate command and control of GPS III satellites for testing and operations. The company said Thursday those upgrades to the Architecture Evolution Plan Operational Control System are being carried out through the M-Code Early Use […] More
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first GPS III satellite for the U.S. Air Force to Cape Canaveral in Florida to prepare for launch possibly in December. The company said Monday it shipped GPS III Space Vehicle 01 from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado using a C-17 aircraft. The satellite is designed with three times […] More
The second Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite has received the “available for launch“ designation from the U.S. Air Force and is now expected to lift off in 2019. Lockheed said Tuesday GPS III Space Vehicle 02 will become part of the service's next-generation GPS III satellite constellation that will work to deliver anti-jamming capabilities to U.S. […] More
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