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Upgraded GPS Satellite Prototype Begins Testing

By Sam Gibbs on at

Europe isn't the only one looking to deploy a next-generation satellite positioning system -- the US is at it too, upgrading the current GPS system, which we all rely on right now. The "Block III" satellites are due for blast-off around May 2014, but before being hurled into space, they have to go through rigorous testing. The first prototype is ready to be put through its paces, but will never see the void of space.