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GPS III Space Vehicle No. 1 departs from Buckley AFB

Airman 1st Class Alexander Herman, a loadmaster assigned to the 4th Airlift Squadron, secures the very first GPS III satellite, SV-01, affectionately dubbed “Vespucci” in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer for whom the Americas were named, onto a C-17 Globemaster III in preparation for takeoff from Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 20, 2018. GPS III will be the most powerful GPS satellite ever on orbit and will have three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Jazmin Smith
VIRIN: 180820-F-AI758-0052.JPG
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