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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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USAF Completes Factory Mission Readiness Test on Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite, Raytheon’s OCX

The U.S. Air Force has wrapped up a factory mission readiness test on the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite along with the launch-and-checkout system of a Raytheon-developed ground control platform. Lockheed said Tuesday the GPS III SV01 satellite received and processed commands from the Next Generation Operational Control System’s LCS …

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