SVN62, the First GPS IIF Satellite, Is Set Healthy

SVN62 launch (ULA)

The U.S. Air Force declared the first GPS Block IIF satellite (SVN62) operational today (August 27, 2010), changing the spacecraft’s navigation signal status to healthy at about 10:10 a.m. (EDT or 4:10 a.m. UTC). 

Launched May 28, the satellite became the responsibility of the USAF 50th Space Wing on August 26,

The U.S. Air Force declared the first GPS Block IIF satellite (SVN62) operational today (August 27, 2010), changing the spacecraft’s navigation signal status to healthy at about 10:10 a.m. (EDT or 4:10 a.m. UTC). 

Launched May 28, the satellite became the responsibility of the USAF 50th Space Wing on August 26, where personnel with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron (2SOPS) control the constellation from the GPS Master Control Center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

SVN62, also identified by its pseudorandom noise code (PRN25), carries the first operational civil L5 navigation payload in addition to the modernized military signal (M-code) and legacy civil and military signals.