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SpaceX wins second US Air Force contract to launch GPS III

March 15, 2017By
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SpaceX has won a second contract from the U.S. Air Force for launch services to deliver a GPS III satellite to its intended orbit. SpaceX was awarded the $96,500,490 firm-fixed-price contract over the United Launch Alliance. ULA — a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security — did not compete for the first GPS III launch contract.... read more

SpaceX awarded GPS III satellite launch contract

April 29, 2016By
A SpaceX Falcon 9 stands ready for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Air Force awarded a contract for GPS III Launch Services to SpaceX.

The U.S. Air Force has awarded SpaceX the first competitively sourced National Security Space (NSS) launch services contract in more than a decade. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) was awarded a contract for GPS III Launch Services. This is a firm-fixed price, standalone contract with a total value of $82,700,000. SpaceX will provide the government with a total launch solution for the... read more

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Air Force awards contract to support GPS modernization

January 13, 2016By

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an order to support embedded GPS/inertial navigation system (INS) pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program is developing M-code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals. Under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order valued at $4.8 million... read more

Rockwell wins DARPA Contract for GPS Backup Tech

October 13, 2015By

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technologies that could serve as a backup to GPS. The research, being conducted as part of DARPA’s Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments (STOIC) program, aims to reduce warfighter dependence on GPS for modern military operations. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell... read more

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U.S. Air Force Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for GPS III Launch, Checkout

January 11, 2012By

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.5 million contract to provide a Launch and Checkout Capability (LCC) to command and control all GPS III satellites from launch through early on-orbit testing. The LCC, which will be integrated into the Raytheon-developed Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), will ensure launch availability for the first GPS III satellite in 2014. The LCC includes trained satellite operators and engineering solutions in partnership with OCX to support launch, early orbit operations and checkout of all GPS III satellites before the spacecraft are turned over to Air Force Space Command for operations. read more

Lockheed Gets the Nod for GPS III

May 16, 2008By

The U.S. Air Force finally made it official and confirmed the rumor mill: Lockheed Martin has beat out rival satellite contractor Boeing for the contract to build the first eight GPS III satellites. read more

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L5 Contract Awarded to Lockheed Martin

April 27, 2007By

In late-breaking news, the U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $6 million contract to develop and demonstrate a payload that will temporarily transmit a third civil signal, on the L5 frequency at 1176MHz, from a Block IIR-M satellite. read more

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GPS Contract Awarded to SAIC for Systems Engineering

April 27, 2007By

The Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center's GPS Wing has announced a new contract to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) team for systems engineering and integration (SE&I). Contract value is $217 million if all options and maximum award fee are exercised over the five-year contract period of performance. read more

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