SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the GPS III SV01 “Vespucci” mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission is on December 18, 2018 14:11:00 UTC from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral, FL. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Falcon 9 Block 5 and experience the excitement for yourself.
GPS III SV01 “Vespucci”
GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known as “tranche”) of GPS III satellites.
This program will improve position, navigation, and timing services for the warfighter and civil users worldwide and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.