Navstar 82 -GPS Satellite

Navstar 82, is a medium-Earth orbit satellite constellation operated by the United States Space Force. It is Americas global navigation satellite system (GNNS), providing geolocation and time coverage around the world, Russia uses its own GLONASS for GNNS and the European Union uses Galileo. Currently, there are 31 active GPS satellites in orbit, with roughly two dozen more satellites planned.

Constellation Information

Satellite Information

NameNavstar 82
CountryUnited States
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch DateJanuary 19, 2023
Launch SiteCape Canaveral, United States
Launch VehicleFalcon 9
Mission Duration15 years (planned)
Launch Mass4352 Kg
OrbitMedium Earth Orbit
Apogee Altitude20,200 Km (12,600 mi)
Perigee Altitude20,178 Km (12,538 mi)
Satellite BlockGPS Block III
Period718.0 minutes
Pseudo Random Noise Code28
Inclination Angle55.1 Deg
COSPAR ID2023-009A
SATCAT Number55268
Other Names55268, USA 343