23 august 2019

New, modernized GPS ground system said to be on track


After years of delays, a new, modernized ground system for GPS satellites is on schedule for a June 2021 delivery, Raytheon leaders said. The Next Generation Operational Control System, known as OCX, is expected to improve accuracy, process(?) the highly secure military code version of the GPS signal, increase cybersecurity and increase the number of satellites the system can control from around 30 to over 60. Just hours after the second GPS III satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, [...]