View Full Version : FIRST NextGen Advanced GPS Sat Finally Launched!

06-01-2010, 03:22 PM
I'm surprised none of you other folks beat me to the posting of this historic awesomeness!
Here is the link:
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/ai ... 00527.html (http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/air-force-new-gps-satellite-launch-100527.html)
http://www.dailytech.com/First+Block+2F ... e18483.htm (http://www.dailytech.com/First+Block+2F+GPS+Satellite+Launched+Needed+to+Pr event+System+Failure/article18483.htm)
and a wiki article about this:

Basically by 2013 USAF and Boeing will replace our current sat's with 12 of these new one's. It does come with a civilian band with enhanced accuracy(twice as accurate) and faster locks. So I think we will wait a few years before we replace our unit :0