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GPS Block 2F



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GPS Block 2F
Credit: USAF
American navigation satellite. Study 2005. Block IIF satellites were the fourth generation of the Navstar satellite, launched from 2010.05.28.

Improvements included an extended design life of 12 years, faster processors with more memory, and a new civil signal on a third frequency. The first Block IIF satellite was scheduled to launch in 2005.

In 1996 Boeing was selected for a contract with options for up to 33 Block IIF satellites. In 2001 the contract was revised to produce 12 modernized Block IIF satellites.

Characteristics

Electric System: 2.40 average kW.

AKA: Global Positioning System; Navstar.
Gross mass: 1,545 kg (3,406 lb).
Height: 3.93 m (12.89 ft).
Span: 13.11 m (43.01 ft).
First Launch: 2010.05.28.
Last Launch: 2011.07.16.
Number: 2 .

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

GPS Block 2F Chronology


2010 May 28 - . 03:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. Launch Pad: SLC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta IV Medium+ (4.2).
  • USA 213 - . Payload: Navstar 65 / GPS SVN 62 IIF SV-1. Nation: USA. Agency: Martin. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 36585 . COSPAR: 2010-022A. Apogee: 20,225 km (12,567 mi). Perigee: 20,188 km (12,544 mi). Inclination: 55.0000 deg. Period: 719.00 min. Summary: First Block IIF Global Positioning System satellite. Supported the L1M and L2M military GPS channels, the L2C civilian channel and a new L5 civilian channel. Also included a nuclear explosion detection system..

2011 July 16 - . 06:41 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC37B. LV Family: Delta IV. Launch Vehicle: Delta IV Medium+ (4.2).
  • USA 232 - . Payload: Navstar 66 / SVN 63 / GPSIIF-2. Nation: USA. Class: Navigation. Type: Navigation satellite. Spacecraft: GPS Block 2F. USAF Sat Cat: 37753 . COSPAR: 2011-036A. Apogee: 20,188 km (12,544 mi). Perigee: 20,177 km (12,537 mi). Inclination: 55.0000 deg. Period: 718.00 min.

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