The GPS system satellite built by Boeing, formerly Rockwell Corporation. “Boeing has a solid history of delivering satellites that live beyond their contractual lives,” said Craig Cooning, the vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems.
Modernization efforts are underway to provide new space-based capabilities to ensure GPS remains the gold standard for positioning, navigation and timing service worldwide. GPS will deliver sustained reliable GPS capabilities to all types of users. The GPS constellation remains healthy, stable and robust with 31 operational satellites.
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