Sixth GPS III Satellite Built by Lockheed Martin Launches As Part of Constellation ModernizationLITTLETON, Colo., Jan. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been launched and is propelling to its operational orbit approximately 12,550 miles above Earth, where it will contribute to the ongoing modernization of the U.S. Space Force's GPS constellation. GPS III Space Vehicle 06 (GPS III SV06) launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7:24 a.m. EST today. GPS III SV06 is the 25th Military-Code satellite introduced to the constellation. "With the last GPS III satellite complete and ready to launch, production of the first GPS IIIF vehicle is underway." Lockheed Martin is also designing and building the GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) for the Space Force, which will feature even more innovative capabilities than its predecessors.