The US Space Force launches the fourth GPS III satellite

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The US Space Force and SMC Space and Missile Systems Center launched the GPS III IV satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The satellite is expected to be ready for operational use within a few months, and join a constellation of 31 GPS satellites in orbit.

This new generation of GPS III satellites provides increased capabilities to the user.

The satellites provide three times greater accuracy and improved anti-jamming capabilities up to eight times than their predecessors.

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Once powered on, this will be the 23rd satellite in the GPS constellation, providing a more powerful GPS signal for anti-jamming and deception for military users.

But military users are not the only ones taking advantage of the new generation of GPS satellites.

The GPS III satellites also include a new L1C civilian signal, providing improved urban connectivity compatible with the European Galileo constellation, according to Lockheed Martin.

The upcoming GPS III satellites, made by Lockheed Martin, provide more advanced features, and more and more people rely on GPS every day.

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Continued investment in GPS – by adding new capabilities – ensures that GPS remains the “gold standard” in the world for GPS, navigation and timing systems.

The GPS III satellites also include a new L1C civilian signal, providing improved urban connectivity compatible with the European Galileo constellation, according to Lockheed Martin.

The upcoming GPS III satellites, made by Lockheed Martin, provide more advanced features, and more and more people rely on GPS every day.

Continued investment in GPS – by adding new capabilities – ensures that GPS remains the “gold standard” in the world for GPS, navigation and timing systems.

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