SpaceX has launched GPS III for the US Space Force. This is the second latest generation GPS satellite launched for the U.S. military this year. The first was put into orbit in June and was the third GPS III launched by SpaceX. Such satellites provide the United States with enhanced GPS navigation capabilities, including advanced anti-jamming technology.
SpaceX used a brand new first stage from Falcon 9 for this launch and successfully returned that booster with a guided landing on its unmanned barge in the Atlantic. The company also confirmed that the payload was deployed as intended and then flew to the deployment point where the GPS spacecraft would be placed into final orbit.
Launched from the Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in Florida, the mission was the second attempt to deliver this payload after the launch was aborted in September due to an early start of two engines, resulting in an automatic shutdown two seconds before launch. SpaceX investigated the problem and found This was due to the inclusion of a coating material that was used in the fuel lines to protect engine components in the production process.
SpaceX has postponed that too Start of the Crew 1 mission with crew for NASA For this reason, today’s launch should be further confirmation that the historic flight of the current ISS crew, consisting of three American astronauts and one Japanese, will take place on November 14th as planned and that there will be no new delays.
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