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 GPS III-04 Satellite, Crew-1 Up Next

GPS III-04 takes flight atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, FL Nov 5, 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert for AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully flown its 20th Falcon 9 of the year, with the just-after-sunset climb to orbit of the brand-new B1062 core and the fourth Block III Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and […]

SpaceX Targets Sunset Thursday for 20th Falcon 9 Mission of 2020

@SpaceX will launch a brand-new #Falcon9 core just after sunset Thursday, to deliver #GPSIII into orbit for @SpaceForceDoD. […]

NROL-44 Scrubs, Next Launch Attempt NET Wednesday Night

@ULALaunch scrubs #NROL44, as #MajesticDelta aims for 11:54 p.m. EDT Wed, as @SpaceX aims for 2 #Falcon9 missions & @NorthropGrumman readies #Antares for #NG14. […]

NROL-44 Aims for Midnight Tonight, As Busy East Coast Manifest Realigns

As @ULALaunch #MajesticDelta scrubs due to weather, outlook begins to improve for Tues/Wed, as missions stack up. […]

Starlink Scrubs, Weather Looks Iffy for Tuesday NROL-44, GPS Missions

@ULALaunch, @SpaceX & @NorthropGrumman are ready for 3 critical missions over 3 days with their #MajesticDelta, #Falcon9 & #Antares boosters. […]

SpaceX to Kick off Three-Launch Week With Monday Morning Starlink Commute

@SpaceX is gearing up for #Falcon9 launches 2 days apart, as @ULALaunch aims to get its long-delayed #MajesticDelta airborne this week. […]

Delta IV Medium Launches into Retirement with 'Magellan' GPS III Satellite for USAF

For the 29th and final time, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium booster took flight Thursday, 22 August to deliver the second Block III Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite to Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) for the U.S. Air Force. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace.com

For the 29th and final time, a United […]

First GPS III Satellite Fully Integrated, Being Readied for Testing

An artist’s rendering of Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite in operation. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

The development of the most advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite ever built reached an important milestone within the last month. Lockheed Martin announced that the system module of its first next-generation GPS III satellite (Space Vehicle One, […]

First Delta IV of 2015 to Deliver GPS IIF-9 Satellite to Orbit on Wednesday

A Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) booster launches the GPS IIF-6 mission in May 2014. A similar vehicle will deliver GPS IIF-9, later this week. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

After three successful flights in as many months—the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-3 and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellites, both in January, and most […]