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USA-262, also known as GPS IIF-10, GPS SVN-72 and NAVSTAR 74, is an American navigation satellite which forms part of the Global Positioning System. It was the tenth of twelve Block IIF satellites to be launched.[1]


Built by Boeing and launched by United Launch Alliance, USA-262 was launched at 15:36 UTC on 15 July 2015, atop a Atlas V 401 carrier rocket, vehicle number AV-055.[2] The launch took place from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,[3] and placed USA-262 directly into semi-synchronous orbit.[4]


As of 15 July 2015, USA-262 was in an orbit with a perigee of 20,445 kilometers (Template:Convert/round mi), an apogee of 20,450 kilometers (Template:Convert/round mi), a period of 728.77 minutes, and 55.00 degrees of inclination to the equator.[4] It is used to broadcast the PRN 08 signal, and operates in slot 3 of plane C of the GPS constellation. The satellite has a design life of 15 years and a mass of 1,630 kilograms (Template:Convert/round lb). [1] It is currently in service following commissioning on August 12, 2015.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Krebs, Gunter. "GPS-2F (Navstar-2F)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch List". Launch Vehicle Database. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  5. "NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2015073". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
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