The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral (Florida) Air Force Station on December 23, 2018. The rocket is the most powerful GPS satellite USAF
On December 23, Cape Canaveral (Florida) launched the most powerful GPS satellite of the USAF. To launch used the Falcon 9 rocket company SpaceX. The satellite was to go into orbit on December 18, but the launch was postponed twice due to bad weather.
The new GPS satellite is considered a representative of the new generation, which is 3 times more accurate than previous versions and 8 times better at dealing with interference. This version was called “Vespucci” in honor of the 15th century Italian explorer who calculated the circumference of the Earth with an accuracy of 80 km (America was named after him - Amerigo Vespucci).
Lockheed Martin is responsible for developing the new satellite. This is the 21st and final launch for SpaceX in 2018.