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July 8, 2019

Second Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Ready for July 25 Liftoff

More powerful, accurate, resilient GPS III satellite will help modernize today’s GPS constellation 

TITUSVILLE, Florida, July 8, 2019 – The GPS satellite constellation is about to get its next heathy dose of new technology and more advanced capabilities. The second next-generation, Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellitenicknamed “Magellan” by the U.S. Air Force—is sealed up and ready for its planned July 25 launch.

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By Inside GNSS
August 29, 2018

GPS IIIF Could be Delayed If Full DOD Funding Not Approved

Though the Senate approved next year’s funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) just before its Labor Day break there are still hurdles to overcome before the fiscal year runs out on September 30. For the most part further delay should not greatly impact GPS efforts — as long as stopgap funding is secured to keep DOD’s doors open — but extending the deadline will likely put the GPS IIIF program on hold.

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By Dee Ann Divis
July 17, 2018

GPS Budget On Track for Near-Full Funding

Senate Seeks Report on OCX Alternative

Both the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee have now passed their spending bills, largely agreeing with the White House and their House counterparts on funding levels for the GPS program with the exceptions of nearly tripling the House cut to the GPS IIIF program and taking a shot across the bow of the new GPS ground system.

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By Dee Ann Divis