First GPS Block IIF Satellite Set Healthy
GPS satellite SVN62 (PRN25) was set healthy on 27 August at 04:10 UTC.
The satellite, the first of 12 Block IIFs, was launched on 28 May 2010 and went through a three-month evaluation and commissioning period.
Despite some concerns about anomalous fluctuations in the phase of the L5 carrier and in the signal from the currently active rubidium clock package that may affect some high accuracy users, the satellite’s performance meets the acquisition specifications. These are the specifications set by the GPS Wing that the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing, must meet.
The satellite was handed over to the U.S. Air Force’s Second Space? Operations Squadron by Boeing and the GPS Wing on Wednesday.
Source: GPS World