NTS-3: Reinventing Satellite Navigation

NTS-3 satellite concept image
The NTS-3 satellite, using a Northrop Grumman ESPAStar bus integrated by L3Harris Technologies, has been designated as a Vanguard program by the Air Force.
Credit: 1st Lt. Jacob Lutz/U.S. Air Force Concept
The U.S. military’s first two Navigation Technology Satellite experiments took place more than 40 years ago. In the decades since, the resulting Global Positioning System has become a ubiquitous part of civilian and military life. As signals from the military’s 31 positioning, navigation and timing...

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