GPS System Improved as New Satellite Enters Service

Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:44am

Getting from point A to point B without getting lost just got a little easier with help from a new satellite. The fourth Boeing GPS IIF satellite was launched this spring and recently began operating in the U.S. Air Force network. With each new IIF satellite, Boeing and the Air Force makes it easier for both you and the military to receive better GPS navigation and timing information.

The satellite, called SVN-66, is now part of the active 31-satellite network. The next step to improving your GPS network, the fifth of 12 planned, is slated for launch in October.

For more than five decades, Boeing and our legacy companies have delivered this life-changing technology. The spacecraft we have designed have enabled entertainment, navigation and timing, weather monitoring, surveillance, intelligence, broadband communications and mobile communications.