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Second GPS III satellite readies for launch

The US Air Force’s second new GPS III satellite, bringing higher-power, more accurate and harder-to-jam signals to the GPS constellation, is ready for its July 2019 launch. The US Air Force nicknamed the GPS III SV02 “Magellan” after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. It is the most powerful and resilient GPS satellite ever put on orbit. […]

Twin Galileo satellites ready for launch

The twin Galileo satellites’ tanks have been filled with hydrazine fuel, which will be used to maintain the satellites’ attitude and orbital position during their planned 12-year lifetime. The launch will see these two new Galileo In-Orbit Validation satellites joining the first two that have been orbiting since October 2011. This is a significant milestone […]