The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first GPS III satellite from Lockheed Martin, declaring it ready for its scheduled launch in 2018. The satellite, SV01, is being stored in a clean room until it begins prelaunch preparations. The third series of GPS satellites is designed to eventually provide signals that are three times more accurate than previous GPS satellites, be resistant to jamming and last for up to 15 years—25% longer than the current satellites. GPS III satellites will use ...


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