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USAF Prepares For GPS Satellite Launch

By | March 19, 2004

      The U.S. Air Force is ready to launch an upgraded GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin [LMT] aboard a Delta II rocket tomorrow. The satellite will be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window opens at 12:39 p.m. EST and it will remain open for 15 minutes, according to Steve Tatum, spokesman for Lockheed Martin.

      Lockheed Martin said the GPS satellite includes an advanced antenna panel that will deliver greater performance and power for GPS receivers. It will join the 27 other GPS satellites part of the Air Force’s GPS constellation.

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