Augmenting three IIF satellites now in service, three new 2013 ones would have virtually relieved pressure on the the system operators to sustain a robust system.Depending upon what breaks, two new well placed satellites will still be welcomed.
These two also bring us up to 12 L2C capable birds (plus maybe SVN49 if they ever figure out a workable fix). Anyone know what the minimum constellation is before it goes operational? 18? 24?-R C
The current launch schedule is on Oct 1st.
Quote from: beidou on 05/16/2013 01:04 PMThe current launch schedule is on Oct 1st.Based on what info?
Per GPS World the launch date is October 17 and will fly SVN64 to space.
Hmm.... per SFN this launch has slipped to October 23 at 5:53-6:12 pm EDT (21:53-22:12 UTC). I wonder why?
ULA @ulalaunch@Cosmic_Penguin Yes. To allow technicians time to change out a faulty ground system valve on the liquid oxygen storage tank prior to launch.