Delta IV • GPS-3 1st

First satellites from third generation of GPS satellites and first in history build by Lockheed Martin. It will be also ultimate GPS-3 satellite launched on atop of Delta IV rocket. Satellite will be lifted to circular orbit with inclination at 55.0° and altitude of 20200 km. Satellites will remain operational for 15 years. Satellite is based on A2100 bus with weight at 3680 kg and powered by two deployable solar arrays along with onboard lithium batteries. United Launch Alliance will utilize Delta IV rocket in (4,2) configuration. It means that rocket will be equipped with 4 m fairing and 2 GEM-60 solid fueled rocket boosters.

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