Lockheed Martin-Built Next Generation GPS III Satellite Propels Itself To Orbit

June 17, 2021 – The fifth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin is now headed to its orbit 12,550 miles above earth. This marks another step in supporting the U.S. Space Force’s GPS satellite constellation modernization efforts. Launched earlier today, GPS III Space Vehicle 05 (GPS III SV05) is the latest next-generation GPS…

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Launch Success for Third Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite

June 30, 2020 – After a successful launch this afternoon, the third Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite is now headed to orbit under its own propulsion. The satellite has separated from its rocket and is using onboard power to climb to its operational orbit, approximately 12,550 miles above the Earth. GPS III Space Vehicle 03 (GPS III SV03) is responding…

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