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GPS Block 3


American navigation satellite. Study 2010. GPS III, as planned in 2003, would be the fifth generation of Navstar satellites. They would continue to deliver the new civil signals and improved military codes initiated on the GPS IIR-M and IIF programs.

First launch of GPS III research and development satellites was expected no earlier than 2010.

AKA: Global Positioning System; Navstar.

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  • USAF American agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. United States Air Force, USA. More...

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