30th Anniversary of First Block II GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

30th Anniversary of the First GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

On February 14, 1989, the first Global Positioning System (GPS) “Block II” satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit. To ensure global coverage, 23 additional satellites were launched over the following years at various altitudes and orbits. Thus, a new era of Land Surveying was born, although it would be several more years before it would … Read more30th Anniversary of First Block II GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

GPS 2F-11 Scheduled to Launch on Friday

Rocket Launch

Update: The launch was delayed until that Saturday (October 31), but was successfully launched. It will commence operation upon completion of testing. The United States Air Force is set to launch the Atlas 5rocketinto orbit on Friday, October 30, 2015. The Atlas 5 will carry the GPS 2F-11navigation satellite into orbit and will ascendfrom Cape … Read moreGPS 2F-11 Scheduled to Launch on Friday

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