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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