The mission is part of the update that the United States Department of Defense has been carrying out on the GPS constellation already in orbit. What was sent on Tuesday will replace one of the oldest and most powerful satellites currently in the system, which remains with a total number of 31 units. Called GPS III SV03, the new model was built by Lockheed Martin and, according to the company, it has “three times better accuracy and up to eight times greater anti-interference capacity”.
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The probe also has a number of modern features. It can transmit a new signal designed to help civilians and commercial users and can communicate with other navigation satellites, such as those in the European constellation Galileo. Thus, people who use GPS can connect with several other location units in our orbit.
Source: The Verge
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