TYSONS CORNER, VA March 27, 2015 â Executive Mosaic âÂ ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the midweek launch of Boeingâs (NYSE: BA) ninth GPS IIF satellite into space aboard a Delta IV rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
According to Dan Hart, vice president of Boeing government space systems, the launch moves forward the GPS IIF mission ofÂ updating the GPS satellite constellationâs signal strength and anti-jamming performance.
The GPS IIF-9 is the first of three of its kind that Boeing, the United Launch Alliance and the U.S. Air Force have scheduled for launch in 2015.
As the IIFs enter into service, âwe are also introducing the L-5 civilian âsafety-of-lifeâ signal intended mainly for aviation and transportation, â Hart said Wednesday.
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