GPS III SV-05 Launch

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GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:03 pm

In a recent press release from the U. S. Space Force, the launch date for GPS III SV-05 was mentioned:

U.S. Space Force wrote:SV05 will launch no earlier than July 2021.

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Re: GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:27 am

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the GPS III SV-05 mission on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:00 PM (UTC) according to information at

https://www.rocketlaunch.live/launch/gps-iii-5

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Re: GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:33 pm

More news on the GPS III SV-05 mission appears at

https://www.gpsworld.com/gps-iii-sv05-a ... ne-launch/

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Re: GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:32 pm

The launch of GPS III SV-05 using a SpaceX Falcon9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, remains on schedule for later this week, Thursday, June 17, 2021. The launch window is around noon Eastern Time. The SpaceX website usually provides live coverage.

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Re: GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:05 pm

The Space Force’s GPS III SV-05 was successfully placed into a transition orbit on Thursday, June 17, 2021, by a previously-flown SpaceX FALCON-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral.

The FALCON-9 booster made a beautiful landing, seen live on the broadcast, onto the autonomous spaceport drone ship at sea. The technology on display was amazing, including getting live motion pictures from space from several cameras as the second stage continued its ascent and the first stage descended to a landing at sea. Without Elon Musk NASA would probably still be buying rockets from Vladimir Putin, as it did for many years prior to SpaceX developing an alternative source.

For more about the autonomous spaceport drone ship, JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, visit

https://spacexfleet.com/just-read-the-instructions

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Re: GPS III SV-05 Launch

Postby jimh » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:48 am

The United States Space Force announced on July 1, 2021, that GPS III SV-05 will be set to status "healthy" for all global users in September 2021, following the completion of on-orbit testing.

GPS III SV-05 is nicknamed "Neil Armstrong" and is also known as SVN-78 and NAVSTAR 81. The satellite is located in the GPS constellation at Slot D5, and it will be transmitting with PRN-11.