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Lockheed VP Johnathon Caldwell Talks On-Orbit Performance of First GPS III Satellite

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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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Sends First Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite to Orbit; Johnathon Caldwell Quoted

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. …

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