The weather was ideal, all frameworks/Systems were gone. After Constantly Seven days of Delay SpaceX launches Falcon 9.
SpaceX Tweet :
SpaceX tweeted that ” LiftOff ” at Somewhere between 6 A.M PT and then the Falcon 9 rocket was launched.
Liftoff! pic.twitter.com/pi78HVFs6J— SpaceX (@SpaceX) December 23, 2018
The rocket was launched carrying the “US Air Force’s GPS III SV01 satellite“, the first in the arrangement of new satellites that will refresh/update the GPS. Still utilized and kept up by the Air Force.
Congratulations to the Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Launch Enterprise Systems Directorate, Lockheed Martin and SpaceX team for a monumental launch and successful mission! #SpaceStartsHere #GPSIIISV01 #Falcon9 #SMC #LAAFB #AFSPC #USAF #45SW #Driveto48— AF SMC (@AF_SMC) December 23, 2018
The variety of Global Positioning System satellites has turned into a piece of the regular fabric of life for pretty much everybody. It’s in the palm of your hand, for example, at whatever point you get directions to a restaurant on your cell phone.
The GPS III framework/system is intended to be more exact than the current technology while being better ready to oppose jamming.
Two hours after launch, the satellite separated from the rocket and started its independent orbit.
Not long after that, ” Lockheed Martin ” (the defense contractor) said that ground control was in correspondence with the satellite, however, it isn’t operational at this time.
First, it needs to achieve an orbit of around 12,650 miles or 12,550 Miles, at that pont its antennas and solar arrays will be set in position.
Then signals testing will start.
Johnathon Caldwell said that “We are excited to begin the on-orbit test and want to test its capabilities because this is the Air Force’s first GPS III”
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