Roughly $50 million per satellite could be saved by boosting two Global Positioning System (GPS) III spacecraft using a single rocket, according to United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Lockheed Martin officials. Today, each GPS satellite is launched from a single Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). The Air Force is planning to begin a “dual launch” program for GPS III starting with the ninth satellite, though ULA and Lockheed Martin officials say they could do it much sooner. The ...
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