SpaceX Delivers 5th GPS Block III Space Force Satellite to Orbit

A reflown #Falcon9 took flight Thursday lunchtime to deliver the 5th @LockheedMartin-built #GPSIII satellite to orbit on behalf of @SpaceForceDoD. […]

Falcon 9 Completes Static Fire Test, Targets Thursday Launch of GPS III-05

As #Falcon9 completes her pre-flight test-fire, @SpaceForceDoD & @SpaceX stand primed for 5th GPS Block III launch on Thursday. […]

Next GPS Block III Satellite Arrives in Florida, Targets Mid-June Launch

@USSF_SMC has delivered the next GPS Block III satellite to the Space Coast, where it will prepare for its June @SpaceX launch. […]

SBIRS GEO-5 Declared Complete, As GPS III-04 Finishes On-Orbit Checkout in Record Time

@LockheedMartin has completed @AF_SMC’s next #SBIRS infrared early warning guardian in record time & put most recent #GPSIII satellite for @SpaceForceDoD through testing in record time. […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]

SpaceX Set to Launch GPS III-03 Satellite on Tuesday

The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite heads to orbit atop SpaceX’s Upgraded Falcon 9 in December 2018. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Hopes of seeing four Falcon 9 rockets launch within a single calendar month have evaporated, following SpaceX’s decision to postpone its Starlink/BlackSky rideshare flight by a few days. This puts a […]

ULA Set to Launch Last Single-Stick Delta IV Thursday with 'Magellan' GPS III Satellite

For the final time on Thursday, a “single-stick” ULA Delta IV Medium rocket will roar to space, this time with the GPS III ‘Magellan’ satellite for the U.S. Air Force, ending a career which has delivered a smorgasbord of military, civilian & scientific payloads to space over the course of a spectacular 17-year history. Photo […]

USAF Awards Lockheed GPS M-Code Early Use (MCEU) Ground System Upgrade Contract

The Military Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU) contract will accelerate deployment of command and control of M-Code capability to GPS IIR-M and GPS IIF satellites currently on orbit, as well as future GPS III satellites (like GPS III SV02 above), which the Air Force expects to begin launching in 2018. Credits: Lockheed Martin

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ULA Atlas-V Launch of GPS IIF-12 Ends Series with 7 GPS Satellites Launched in 21 Months

A United Launch Alliance Atlas-V booster lofting GPS 2F-12 to orbit for the U.S. Air Force this morning, kicking off a busy 2016 space launch manifest for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

The successful Feb. 5 United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch of the USAF/Boeing GPS IIF-12 satellite […]

Cape/KSC Spaceport Faces Fantastic 2016 with Especially Significant GPS Kickoff Feb. 5

Propelled by its three “cores,” the Falcon Heavy is expected to make its maiden voyage in fall 2016. This behemoth will cement its credentials as the most powerful rocket in current operational status, overtaking the Delta IV Heavy. Image Credit: SpaceX

The planned Feb. 5 launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V […]