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An artist’s rendering of the GPS Block IIA. (Courtesy graphic) 2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18.
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Bruce Carlson (right), Boeing technical advisor, and Mike O’Brine (center), Aerospace Corporation, send the final command to dispose of Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 23 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. Both of them were on the operations floor November 1990, when the satellite initially launched and when the solar array stopped working. They, along with the operators working, saved the satellite by tweaking its operating mode, and extended its life to 25 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo) 2 SOPS bids farewell to miracle satellite
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron bid goodbye to Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 23 via final command and disposal at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 26, 2016.
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