GPS constellation buildup plan

David B. Spencer, Boyd E. Winn

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This paper examines an example buildup plan for deployment of the Block II GPS satellites. Used as a basis for selection are test site coverage and global coverage. The method that determines the order of placement within the constellation is a trial-and-error" approach that maximizes global coverage. Based on the availability of Block I satellites currently in operation, the full constellation is built up around these satellites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
EventAstrodynamics Conference, 1988 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Aug 15 1988Aug 17 1988


OtherAstrodynamics Conference, 1988
CountryUnited States


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Spencer, D. B., & Winn, B. E. (1988). GPS constellation buildup plan. 714-716. Paper presented at Astrodynamics Conference, 1988, Minneapolis, United States.