Future Waypoints

Future Waypoints

2009
1st Quarter. Publication of 2008 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP).

March 24. Tentative launch date for a modernized GPS Block IIR-M satellite — IIR-20(M) —with an experimental L5 signal payload, from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Summer. Launch of IIR-21(M), last of the GPS Block IIR satellites built by Lockheed Martin Company

2009
1st Quarter. Publication of 2008 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP).

March 24. Tentative launch date for a modernized GPS Block IIR-M satellite — IIR-20(M) —with an experimental L5 signal payload, from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Summer. Launch of IIR-21(M), last of the GPS Block IIR satellites built by Lockheed Martin Company

Summer. Publication of an initial National PNT Architecture Transition Plan

3rd Quarter. Next-Generation GPS Control Segment (OCX) Award Phase B contract

October. GPS IIIA satellite program, Key Decision Point KDP-C, Defense Space Acquisition Board (DSAB), review results of GPS III Capabilities Insertion Program and possible acceleration of capabilities for subsequent phases

Fall. Launch of first GPS Block IIF satellite

Fall. Deployment of L2C civil navigation (CNAV) message type 0 on Block IIR satellites

September 14–18. Fourth meeting of International Committee on GNSS (ICG-4) in St. Petersburg, Russia
Throughout the year: launch of three to four Compass satellites

2010

  • Critical design review (CDR) and authorization to build OCX
  • Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) contract award: Ground-Based — GPS Receiver Application Module (GB-GRAM) [GPS Wing]
  • First Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellite launch
  • 24 GLONASS-M satellites on orbit. Launch of experimental GLONASS-K spacecraft
  • Throughout the year: launch of seven to eight more Compass satellites

2011

  • GRAM Standard Electronics Module Type E (GRAM-S/M) contract award for air and maritime platforms [GPS Wing]
  • Flight test of first CDMA signals on GLONASS; full constellation with on-orbit spares

2012

  • Civil Aviation. Design approval for GPS local area augmentation system (LAAS, known generically as ground-based augmentation system) Cat-III landing system
  • OCX Block 1 available

2013

  • L2C signal initial operational capability (IOC)
  • OCX Block 2 Available
  • Fully operational capability (FOC) Galileo constellation completed

2014

  • M-code (with flex power capability) on 24 satellites
  • Launch of first GPS IIIA satellite
  • Full-rate production, GB-GRAM

2015

  • Full-rate production, handheld MGUE and GRAM-S/M [GPS Wing]

2016

  • L2C signals transmitting all data types on 24 satellites

2017

  • Fielding of DoD modernized military GPS user equipment

2018

  • L5 signal transmitting on 24 satellites
  • WAAS approach procedures published to all instrument runways in the National Air Space

2020

  • L1C IOC

2021

  • L1C signal on 24 satellites (FOC)

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