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Fifth GPS IIF ready for action

Apr. 9, 2014 - 03:45AM   |  
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The fifth GPS IIS satellite has completed deployment.
The fifth GPS IIS satellite has completed deployment. (Boeing)
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The fifth GPS IIF satellite has completed deployment and validation of the spacecraft's systems, according to a Boeing news release.

The satellite has been stabilized and its navigation payload activated. The spacecraft was launched February 20, and has been handed over to the U.S. Air Force.

Boeing is preparing the sixth GPS IIF satellite for launch during the second quarter this year. A total of 12 satellites will be launched.

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