Artist's rendering of GPS-III SV01 in Space.
|COSPAR ID||2018-109A |
|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Spacecraft type||GPS Block III|
|Launch mass||4400 kg|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||23 December 2018, 13:51 UTC|
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Block 5|
|Launch site||Cape Canaveral, SLC-40|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
|Perigee altitude||20,118 km (12,501 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||20,196 km (12,549 mi)|
USA-289, also known as GPS-III SV01 or Vespucci, is an United States navigation satellite which forms part of the Global Positioning System. It was the first GPS Block III satellite to be launched.
Built by Lockheed Martin and heavy 4,400 kg (9,700 lb), SV01 was launched on 23 December 2018 at 13:51 UTC atop expendable Falcon 9 Block 5 booster B1054, by SpaceX. The launch took place from SLC-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), placing SV01 directly into semi-synchronous orbit.