Boeing preparing to launch next-gen GPS satellites

Good news for GPS users, Boeing is getting ready to launch the latest generation of GPS satellites, the “GPS IIF-1”. The new technology provides improved accuracy for military and civilian users, as well as being more resistant to jamming and an improved lifespan.

The satellite is scheduled to be launched on May 20th, and is the first of 12 that will eventually be in orbit over the Earth. Once the new satellites are in place, the new technology is expected to become the new core of the GPS system. The new satellite will be launched from Florida on the Alliance Delta IV rocket this coming Thursday.