As Legacy Constellation Thrives, Pressure Eases On GPS III's First Launch
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, CO -- Two Air Force officials
involved in defining the path forward for the Global Positioning System III
program told Inside the Air Force this week that the service is
confident its first GPS III satellite will be available for launch in 2015 as
scheduled, but they said the overall GPS launch schedule is extremely flexible
because of the quality and availability of capable earlier-block GPS satellites
that are yet to be put into orbit.
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