Monday, February 6

Tag: Falcon 9

SpaceX launches latest GPS 3 navigation satellite in ongoing Space Force upgrade
Science

SpaceX launches latest GPS 3 navigation satellite in ongoing Space Force upgrade

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a GPS 3 navigation satellite climbs away from a low fog bank at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station minutes after sunrise. William Harwood/CBS News Cape Canaveral, Florida — SpaceX launched the latest in a series of more powerful Global Positioning System navigation satellites Wednesday, continuing a U.S. Space Force fleet-wide upgrade to provide improved accuracy and anti-jamming capability. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 9,595-pound satellite blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 7:24 a.m. EST and arced away to the northeast over the Atlantic Ocean. After dropping off its previously-flown first stage, which flew itse...