Fourth GPS 2F satellite headed for orbit

 

Liftoff at 5:38PM EDT of the Atlas 5 rocket, with the GPS 2F-4 satellite to bolster the navigation utility for military and civil users around the world.

http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av039/status.html

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When's commissioning? Fred

When's commissioning?

Fred

a few months--

GPS IIF-3 was launched last October; it's in use now.

IIF-4 will show up as PRN-27, 4 to 6 weeks?

IIF-5 still on track for October.

When we'll get receivers that can use the L5 signal (in the aero nav band, 1176.45 MHz) is a different story!

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look forward to better navs

Maybe it wont take so long to get a fix. Will wait to get the new enhanced receiver.

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Good news!

The circularization burn was a success -- IIF-4 is now in a good orbit!

Hard to believe the Atlas (now centaur-Atlas-V) is still in use -- my dad worked on the early ones, *many* decades ago!

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Why change?

k6rtm wrote:

The circularization burn was a success -- IIF-4 is now in a good orbit!

Hard to believe the Atlas (now centaur-Atlas-V) is still in use -- my dad worked on the early ones, *many* decades ago!

Well, the car engine was designed almost 100 years ago. If the basics are right, don't change, just improve.

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Ah, you young kids . . .

k6rtm wrote:

Hard to believe the Atlas (now centaur-Atlas-V) is still in use -- my dad worked on the early ones, *many* decades ago!

I worked on the Thor-Delta (also still in service) that was (is) a contemporary of the Atlas Centaur - plus the Saturn IV and IVB boosters that were part of the Apollo program.

Fun days, if quite hectic at the time . . .

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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