GPS 3 satellite (Lockheed Martin)
GPS 3 satellite. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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"We need to control the manufacture and web sale of [GPS]  jammers, which is pretty unabated right now," retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen testified March 29 before a joint hearing on space threats and the implications for homeland security.  Credit: House Homeland Security Committee video
GPS 3. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Artist's rendering of a GPS Block 2F satellite. Credit: Boeing.
Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, addressing the Washington Space Business Roundtable Feb. 23, 2016. Credit: SpaceNews/Mike Moser
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $886 million contract in 2010 to develop the next-generation GPS ground system, or GPS OXC. Credit: Raytheon graphic
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
The first satellite, pictured above, in the U.S. Air Force's GPS 3 program recently passed its thermal vacuum test. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: An Air Force official said seven to 10 missions to be awarded competitively would include a number of GPS 3 satellite launches, which appear well suited to the capabilities of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket (left). Meanwhile, a National Reconnaissance Office mission dubbed NROL-79 will launch atop ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: SpaceX/ULA
The Air Force said work on a new ground control system for GPS 3 satellites has triggered a Nunn-McCurdy breach. | Credit: Raytheon video grab
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon a $886 million contract in 2010 to develop the next-generation GPS ground system, or GPS OXC. Credit: Raytheon graphic
Artist's concept of Lockheed Martin's GPS 3 satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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