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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.03.12)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"The GPS III flight operations contract along with the Launch and Checkout Capability will better synchronize our GPS control and space segments to support the first launch of a GPS III satellite and ensure mission success. We are focused on delivering the critical GPS III capabilities to users as efficiently and affordably as possible."

Source: Capt. Alex Rawling, the Air Force's GPS III Launch Operations lead after the Air Force awarded a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles to Lockheed Martin. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015, respectively. 

FMI: www.af.mil, www.lockheedmartin.com

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