New GPS Satellite Operational
Back in late September we told you about a rocket launch that was sending a new GPS satellite into orbit. Lockheed Martin now announces that the new satellite (a GPS IIR-14 (M) satellite) is operational.
“With this launch, we’re truly launching a new era of GPS services for our military and civil users around the globe,” according to Col Allan Ballenger, System Program Director for the Navstar GPS program at Los Angeles Air Force Base. “This modernized satellite will broadcast the first new GPS signals since the GPS constellation became fully operational over a decade ago.”