New generation of Global Positioning System satellites launching


SpaceX then tweeted on Wednesday morning that the rocket is still having sensor issues. "We will notify about the new date of start after completion of the work", - stated in the message SpaceX.

Though GPS III SV01 will assume its orbit around Earth this week, it will take several months for the new satellite to be integrated into the GPS constellation.

Due to mission requirements, SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9's first stage after launch.

You can watch the ULA launch live on, courtesy of ULA, beginning at about 8:24 p.m. EST (0124 GMT).

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 will now undergo preparations to try again tomorrow.

Below is the original article posted on the Inside GNSS website.

Wednesday's launch window opens at 9:07 a.m. EST and is scheduled to last 26 minutes.

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While there, Vice President Pence announced that President Trump is launching the Pentagon's new Space Command. t's an effort to better organize and advance the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as $800 million over the next five years. A record-breaking four different rockets will all launch today, but each rocket is being launched by a different company, reports Bloomberg.

The satellite is scheduled to lift off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The launch can be viewed on a SpaceX webcast at They also will provide a new civilian signal compatible with other countries' navigation satellites.

GPS III will deliver capability aligned with the Space and Missile Systems Center's SMC 2.0 initiative which focuses on innovation to deliver capability to the warfighter. "The U.S. Space Command will integrate space capabilities across all branches of the military, it will develop the space doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures that will enable our war fighters to defend our nation in this new era".

But it was developed by the USA military, which still designs, launches and operates the system.

The GPS satellite launch was originally scheduled for 2014 but has been hobbled by production delays, the Air Force said.