re: GPS Satellites

JBARKER@arinc.com
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 13:48 -0500

     The GPS satellites are inclined, circular orbits with an altitude of 
     about 10,900 mi.  The central core of each satellite is about 11 ft x 
     11ft x 8ft.  The side with the GPS transmit antennas points 
     continuously towards Earth.  Two solar panels extend from the central 
     core almost 25ft on two sides.  The solar panels are gimballed to face 
     the Sun as much as possible.
     
     
     Jeff Barker