Air Force launches latest GPS satellite into orbit

Oct 04, 2012

(AP)—The Air Force has launched a satellite from Cape Canaveral to be part of the existing navigation system for the military.

The latest satellite rocketed into space Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is separate from NASA's space center on the Florida coast.

The satellite was carried up by an unmanned .

The Air Force manages the navigation system to ensure there are at least 24 operational satellites at all times. This newly launched spacecraft includes an improved military signal that is more resistant to signal jamming in hostile environments.

Explore further: Japan launches new spy satellite

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sophisticated weather satellite rockets into orbit

Jun 28, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-O, soared into space today after a successful launch from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

Recommended for you

Japan launches new spy satellite

1 hour ago

Japan on Sunday successfully launched a back-up spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, after cancelling an earlier lift-off due to bad weather.

NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

1 hour ago

NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts.

Going a long way to do a quick data collection

Jan 30, 2015

Like many a scientist before me, I have spent this week trying to grow a crystal. I wasn't fussy, it didn't have to be a single crystal – a smush of something would have done – just as long as it had ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.