Air Force Sets Latest GPS Satellite Operational
GPS IIR-21(M) logo (United Launch Alliance)
August 27, 2009
The last in the series of eight modernized GPS Block IIR satellites, GPS IIR-21(M), has been declared operational for military and civilian users worldwide, just 10 days after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Launched August 17, the spacecraft (identified by its space vehicle number, SVN50, and pseudorandom noise code, PRN05) joins the constellation of 30 operational satellites on orbit.
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