2020-07-03

The US military teamed up with Musk! US Space Force and SpaceX launch GPS III navigation satellites! The accuracy is 3 times that of the previous one, and the anti-jamming capability is 8 times that of the previous satellite

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Reference News reported on July 2 According to the report of the US Defense News weekly website on June 30, after the original launch date (April) was delayed due to the spread of the new crown virus, The third GPS type III navigation satellite in the United States is equipped with the”Space Exploration Technology” company (SpaceX)”hunting” on June 30th local time The Eagle 9 carrier rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida and entered orbit.

Introduction to US media, This is the first time Space Exploration Technology has performed a launch mission for the US Space Force, and it is also the third since the establishment of the new space service. Launch event. In addition, this is the first time the United States has successfully recovered the first-stage rocket during the National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The first stage rocket was able to land safely on a”space exploration technology” unmanned ship about 350 nautical miles from Florida’s east coast.

Reported that prior to this launch, Colonel Robert Bonjovi, the head of the launch division of the US Space and Missile Systems Research Center, said in a statement:”The primary task of the NSSL program is to All NSSL launch missions have been successful. Our goal around the GPS III SV03 satellite is to maintain our mission support record while exploring unique cost-saving opportunities such as the recovery of first-stage rockets to provide the capabilities our combatants need.”

The report introduces that the new GPS III navigation satellite launched this time is significantly improved than the previous satellite, providing 3 times the accuracy of the previous satellite and 8 times the anti-jamming capability. However, it will not be possible to use all the functions of the platform until more satellites are deployed in place, the next-generation ground facilities are put into use, and combat personnel are equipped with equipment that utilizes these functions.

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Profile picture:On June 30, the”Falcon 9″ rocket is US Space Force launches GPS III SV3 navigation satellite. (US”Space Exploration Technology” company website)

Source:Reference News