GPS IIF Satellite Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral
(Oct 31) The U.S. Air Force successfully launched its 11th and next-to-last Boeing-built Global Positioning System GPS IIF series satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT). More
45th Space Wing Supports Air Force GPS IIF-11 Launch Aboard an Atlas V
(Oct 31) The 45th Space Wing supported the U.S. Air Force's eleventh launch of Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41, here Oct. 31 at 12:13 p.m. EDT. More
Air Force Set to Launch Next-to-Last GPS IIF Satellite
(Oct 30) Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 31 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch window opens at 12:13 p.m. EDT (9:13 a.m. PDT) and will remain open for 19 minutes. More
GPS Directorate Announces Public ICWG and Open Forum
(Oct 9) The GPS Directorate will host the 2015 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum on December 9-10, 2015, to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible integration into future GPS public document revisions. More
PNT Advisory Board to Meet Oct 30-31
(Oct 1) The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board will convene in Boulder, Colorado, on October 30-31. More
Draft Test Plan for Adjacent Band Compatibility
(Sep 9) The Department of Transportation seeks public comments by October 9 on its draft test plan for GPS adjacent band compatibility assessment. It will host a workshop on October 2 to discuss the draft plan. More
Public Comments Sought on Downsizing of Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS)
(Aug 18) The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, and Army Corps of Engineers seek public comments on the shutdown and decommissioning of a total of 62 Differential GPS sites, which would leave 22 operational sites available to users in coastal areas on January 15, 2016. More
GPS IIF-10 Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral AFS
(Jul 15) The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the 10th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida. at 11:36 a.m. EDT. More
10th Next-Generation GPS Satellite Gets Ride from Atlas V
(Jul 15) The U.S. Air Force and the 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that roared skyward from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Air Force's tenth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 11:36 a.m. EDT. More
- President Signs GPS-Related Legislation (Nov 30) On November 25, President Obama signed both the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262). The NDAA authorizes $936.775M for the Air Force GPS program in Fiscal Year 2016. H.R. 2262 codifies the support that the Department of Commerce provides to the National Coordination Office for Space-Based PNT.
- Senate Passes Bill Mentioning National Coordination Office (Nov 13) On November 10, the Senate passed H.R. 2262, an updated version of the SPACE Act of 2015 that the House approved in May. The legislation includes a provision concerning the Commerce Department's support for the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing.
- Revised NDAA Adjusts GPS Program Funding (Nov 6) On November 5, the House passed a revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following the veto of the previous version. The new bill reduces the GPS IIF line item by $2 million, citing "Unjustified support growth", but otherwise recommends full funding for the Air Force GPS program.