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Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS satellite for the U.S”

These rockets will also subsequently land back on Earth following the missions and they are scheduled to launch sometime next year.

Two such cutting-edge satellites have already launched on different Falcon 9 rockets.

For now, weather condition is looking alright for launch with a 70 percent possibility of beneficial conditions.

The 60 new satellites are set to join the Starlink constellation, which now comprises more than 700 devices. Almost 700 such satellites are already circling the planet, with initial plans calling for as many as 12,000, and the ultimate array topping 40,000. Another Falcon 9 carrying 60 Starling Internet satellites can be seen in the background to the right of the Kennedy Space Center's NASA's Bat39A.

SpaceX may also consider trying to launch both of the East Coast Falcon 9 hours before the launch of a second drone submarine (formerly based in California) earlier this year.

Built Lockheed Martin In Colorado, these Advanced Global Positioning Satellites (or GPS) are the most advanced satellites ever made. However, that mission is a victim A series of delays, Mainly due to bad weather at launch and landing sites.

Takeoff of GPS III SV04 is arranged for 9:43 PM ET, on top of Space X's Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station inFlorida Space X is utilizing an totally brand-new Falcon 9 rocket for the task, however simply recently, the Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center announced it will enable Space X to launch 2 future GPS III satellites on the business's utilized Falcon 9 rockets.

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This follows another decision to allow SpaceX to recover the rocket's first stage used on national security missions - which was previously banned.

The satellite increasing on this flight is GPS III SV04, which will turn into one of the 31 main GPS satellites in orbit.

"Our GPS III team is excited to be here once again", Col. Edward Byrne, Medium Earth Orbit Space Systems Division chief, said in a statement.

Provided everything goes according to plan, this should mark the fourth launch of an upgraded next-gen GPS III satellite.

SN8 is now preparing for a higher-altitude flight, and Musk teased that at its update in a few weeks, the company will be presenting a "V1.0" prototype that will actually be the vehicle to finally perform a test flight to orbit. I can't be more proud of everyone involved in this mission.

GPS III provides 3x better accuracy for military users than any previous GPS satellite with enhanced anti-jamming capabilities.



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