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
GPS IIF-10 Ready for Launch
(Jul 13) The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 10th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle, July 15. More
GPS: A Generation of Service to the World
(Jun 25) On July 17, 1995, the Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved full operational capability. More
Updated Federal Radionavigation Plan Released
(May 27) Today, the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation released the 2014 Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP). More
Best Practices for Leap Second Event
(May 27) The U.S. government has issued a best practices paper intended to assist federal, state, local, and private sector organizations with preparations for the 30 June 2015 leap second event. More
PNT Advisory Board to Meet June 11-12
(May 27) The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Advisory Board will convene in Annapolis on June 11-12. More
GPS IIF-9 Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
(Mar 25) The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the ninth Boeing-built Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite aboard an United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. at 2:36 p.m. EDT. More
- Appropriators Recommend $10M in Civil GPS Funding (Jul 9) On June 25, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its transportation appropriations package, including $10 million out of the $27 million requested for civil GPS requirements. This matches the House mark. The measure also funds other civil GPS-related programs, including WAAS. The Senate report includes reporting requirements on WAAS and space-based ADS-B.
- Senate Appropriators Support GPS III Rescission (Jun 15) On June 11, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY 2016 defense spending bill with full funding for the Air Force GPS program. However, the bill supports the House rescission of $30 million from the FY 2015 budget for GPS III advance procurement.
- House Appropriators Propose Rescission for GPS III (Jun 3) Yesterday, the full House Appropriations Committee passed its defense spending bill, which would fund the Air Force GPS program at $936.775 million, $2 million below the request. The bill would also rescind (take back) $30 million in FY 2015 funds previously appropriated for GPS III advance procurement.