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396 081 001
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396 081 001
Sandia engineer Steve Yearout displays a 1/15 scale model of a NAVSTAR Block IIR GPS satellite. The GPS satellite is part of the Air Force's Global Positioning System, which lets people know exactly where they are. Sandia provides optical and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) sensors, radio frequency, and the main processors that coordinate all commands, as well as return sensor output back to ground. Los Alamos National Laboratory provides x-ray and particle detectors. The sensor components are delivered to Sandia to an Air Force contactor, to integrate onto the GPS satellite package. The Air Force launches GPS satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the once in orbit the sensor components are switched on remotely by yearout, and his teammates at Sandia, Los Alamos and the Air Force. For more information or additional images, please contact 202-586-5251.
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