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Plans for future GPS III emerge

20th May 2016 - 14:34 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


Lockheed Martin is gearing up to produce satellites the can be upgraded on-orbit for the US Air Force’s future Global Positioning System (GPS) procurement plan.

According to the company the GPS III satellites for the GPS III Space Vehicles (SVs) 11+ programme will be able to offer on-orbit re-programmability so they can be upgraded in space to add new signals or missions. Something that the current GPS II satellites, being produced by Lockheed Martin, are unable to do.

The satellite’s modular design will also allow for low risk, easy insertion of new, future technology into the production line.

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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