Tag Archives: GPS III satellite

Raytheon Wraps Up GPS OCX Launch, Checkout System Exercises; Matt Gilligan Comments

Raytheon has finished three initial readiness exercises on a component of the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System that works to support the launch of GPS III satellites. Raytheon said Thursday it sought to evaluate the capability of Raytheon-built Launch and Checkout System to manage operations such as space anomalies that satellites might encounter, …

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Samuel Greaves: Falcon 9 Explosion Will Not Affect SpaceX’s Air Force Satellite Certification

A U.S. Air Force official has said the June 28 explosion of SpaceX’s rocket for transportation to the International Space Station will not affect SpaceX’s certification for military satellite launches, DoD Buzz reported Monday. “The Falcon 9 Launch System remains certified and has demonstrated 18 successful missions, three of which met …

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Lockheed, Raytheon Assess GPS III Operational Readiness; Matthew Gilligan, Mark Stewart Comment

Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have jointly tested the command and control features of the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS III satellite during a fourth launch readiness exercise. The companies demonstrated automatic data transfer between the Lockheed-built satellite and a Raytheon-made operational control system, Raytheon said Wednesday. The evaluation also sought to …

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Raytheon Wins $27M to Develop GPS III Satellite Launch Solution

The U.S. Air Force’s space and missile systems center awarded Raytheon Co. $27.4 million to develop a launch and checkout system for the Air Force’s GPS III satellites, the company announced Thursday. Raytheon reported it will provide checkout and early launch for GPS III satellites, which are expected to launch in 2014. The company was …

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