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GPS III Space Vehicle No. 1 departs from Buckley AFB

Tech. Sgt. Eugene Mehaffy, Jr., a loadmaster assigned to the 313th Airlift Squadron, secures the very first GPS III satellite, SV-01, named “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 global positioning systems satellite ever on orbit, having 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-AI758-0094.JPG
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