[time-nuts] Fwd: CGSIC: FW: The next GPS Launch
brooke at pacific.net
Tue Jul 29 14:45:51 EDT 2014
And the manufacturer gets an annual bonus.
John Allen wrote:
> Hi Magnus et al - just FYI: 2 1/2 times the design lifetime is not unusual
> for satellites. More of the Ham Oscar satellites have exceeded their
> lifetime by that much or more. (Sorry, no facts handy).
> It saves us USA taxpayers money when they last that long!
> Regards, John K1AE
> ----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
> Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:12 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: [time-nuts] Fwd: CGSIC: FW: The next GPS Launch
> Fellow time-nuts,
> Things will shift in the sky. Lot's of changes.
> SVN-33 is being decommissioned after 17.5 years of operation, with a 7 years
> designed lifetime, that's 2.5 times the operational lifetime, and it's being
> decommissioned in a controlled fashion. Respect.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: CGSIC: FW: The next GPS Launch
> Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:23:10 +0000
> From: Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee
> (CGSIC) <cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil>
> Reply-To: cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil
> To: cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil <cgsic at cgls.uscg.mil>
> All CGSIC:
> The Air Force is set to launch the 7th GPS IIF satellite from Cape
> Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
> Delta IV GPS IIF-7 Mission Overview:
> Atlas V GPS IIF-7 Mission Brochure:
> Rocket/Payload: An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-7 mission for the
> U.S. Air Force.
> Date/Site/Launch Time: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, from Space Launch Complex
> (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 18-minute launch
> window opens at 11:23 p.m. EDT.
> Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live webcast will begin at 11:03 p.m.
> GPS IIF-7 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating
> various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and
> enhanced performance for users.
> Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown,
> dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at
> www.facebook.com/ulalaunch and twitter.com/ulalaunch; hashtag #GPSIIF7.
> The Air Force Second Space Operations Squadron indicates that IIF-7,
> SVN-68/PRN-3, will replace SVN-43 in the F plane slot 3 (F3). SVN-43 will
> be re-phased from F3 to the F2F slot to replace SVN-26. SVN-33 will be
> taken out of the operational constellation the day after SVN-68 launch and
> sent to Launch, Anomaly and Disposal Operations (LADO). SVN-33 was launched
> on 09 April 1996 successfully serving over 17.5 years, 10.5 years beyond its
> design life, due to the diligent efforts of the men and women of the U.S.
> Air Force. SVN-26 will back-up SVN-43 once it completes its re-phase
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