GPS IIF-12 satellite is now active

February 11, 2016  - By
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The last Block IIF satellite, launched on Feb. 9, is active. “All-in-view” tracking stations of the International GNSS Service (IGS) network have been receiving its signals since Feb 10.

The satellite’s designation is PRN32/SVN70. That PRN is already included in the analysis by the Center for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE).

The IGS orbit products will now cover 57 satellites (32 GPS plus 25 GLONASS).

CODE is a consortium of AIUB and the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo, Wabern, Switzerland), the Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG, Frankfurt a. M., Germany), and the Institut für Astronomische und Physikalische Geodäsie, Technische Universität München (IAPG/TUM, Germany).

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