Help Out With the New Air Force GPS Technology

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If you use any kind of GPS system then you know just how amazing it is to know the exact location of anyone. For me personally, I remember the first time buying a using my GPS and how amazed I was to see how far technology has come. Well now the Air Force has started an outreach program in the Launch of the GPS IIF. The Air Force initially created the inter-locking satellite system to support their efforts around the globe, but have made the satellites available to the world in order to more precisely provide directions and information. These satellites directly support the mapping GPS system that all of us use on our phones, computers and in the car.



Students, educators and innovators with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have a unique opportunity to help the U.S. Air Force determine the most effective location to launch its newest GPS satellite. The Air Force Collaboratory kicked off the “Launch of GPS IIF” project on October 10 and submissions will be accepted through November 31. It is the third and final Collaboratory project for 2013. The GPS IIF series is the next generation of Air Force GPS satellites, an integral part of a space-based navigation system that gives three-dimensional location, velocity and timing information for GPS users around the world. Technological advances from this exciting project will enhance navigation and detection capabilities and can save lives in combat, search and rescue, and humanitarian missions. For the first time, the Air Force is opening up three real-world, unclassified projects for open collaboration. The Air Force Collaboratory is not a crowdsourcing project but more of a collaboration platform. This online educational platform pairs students and teachers with the Air Force’s brightest minds and opportunities to educate in virtual space. Air Force is an innovator in developing new technologies to save lives. For more information or submission instructions:



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