gps tracking satellite

The second of four GPS tracking satellite launches planned by the Air Force for 2014 was successfully completed a day late on May 16 due to weather complications on the originally projected launch date.  According to CBS News, the $245 million dollar satellite is part of an ongoing effort to replace and enhance the capabilities of existing satellites which have already been in use for years longer than they were designed for.

The effort to upgrade the current global positioning network of  30 satellites is for both military and civilian benefit, especially considering the many ways tracking devices and GPS tracking software have become an integral part of the daily lives of average people, including cell phone applications, GPS trackers for personal protection, covert tracking for law enforcement, and more.

The third satellite launch is set for July 2014, with the fourth to follow in the fall.

For more information on GPS tracking  devices and GPS tracking software, visit TrackingTheWorld.

 

 

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