The first Boeing-built GPS IIF satellite in orbit will require software fixes to reduce degradation in the cross-links for its nuclear-detection payload, says Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, U.S. Air Force program executive officer for space. Designated SVN-62 by the Air Force, the satellite was launched May 27 and accepted into operation last week, having passed its navigation systems testing. The best-known task for the GPS constellation of 31 spacecraft is to provide navigation, positioning ...

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