GPS III Space Vehicle 01 Launch Scheduled for 18 December 2018

Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Dec 12, 2018 – There’s an excitement in the air. Can you feel it?

For the past seven weeks, we’ve provided you a “behind the scenes” look of what it takes to prepare for the inaugural launch of GPS III Space Vehicle 01, also known as “Vespucci.”

It’s a team effort, comprised of many individuals all from different backgrounds, education levels and years of experience as well as different Directorates and aerospace companies all working toward one, single, common goal: Mission Success.

GPS III SV01 is ready. The launch team assembling at the Cape this week is running through their final pre-launch checks and dress rehearsals, looking forward to Dec. 18.

Get ready to start the countdown clock.

It’s “Go” time…