Raytheon Completes OCX Block 1 as 2nd GPS III Satellite Set for Launch

Raytheon Completes OCX Block 1 as 2nd GPS III Satellite Set for Launch
U.S. Air Force graphic by Jacob Mosolf

Raytheon finished developing the newest version of the control system for the Air Force's GPS III satellites one day before the second satellite is set to launch into space.

“We will begin deploying the Block 1 modernized monitor station receivers to their global locations this fall, keeping us on track to deliver the full system capability to the US Air Force by our June 2021 contractual deadline,” Bill Sullivan, vice president for Raytheon's GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System (OCX), said in an Aug. 21 email.

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