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Detailed information about NAVSTAR 15 (USA 42) satellite

Designator id: 1989-064A

Description of NAVSTAR 15 (USA 42) Satellite:

USA 42 (GPS 2 F3) was a navigational satellite launched by a three-stage Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS. It was part of the 21-satellite Navstar Global Postioning System Block 2 series that provides precise position data (accurate to within 16 m) to military and civilian users worldwide. It's signals could be received on devices as small as a telephone. The GPS 2 satellites, built by Rockwell International for the Air Force Space Systems Division, each have a 7.5-year design life. The Air Force intends to launch a GPS every 2 to 3 months until the constellation of 21 operational satellites and 3 spares is aloft. The Block 2 Navstars join 7 operational Block 1 satellites.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1989-08-18
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 840.0 kg
Nominal Power: 710.0 W
Funding Agencies:

Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


Navigation & Global Positioning

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 20185U 89064A   12338.13788034 -.00000022  00000-0  10000-3 0  9320
2 20185 054.6075 259.2904 0014761 258.8394 101.0364 01.86085070164207

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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