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The U.S. Air Force, through its newest initiative called the Air Force Collaboratory, is opening up three real-world unclassified projects for open collaboration. The Air Force is known to be an innovator in developing new technologies to help save lives and this is what this new collaborative platform hopes to achieve. This initiative gives the public the chance to share ideas and work alongside real Airmen.
With the launch of the third project, the Launch of GPS IIF, students, educators, innovators with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are given a rare opportunity to help the U.S. Air Force to target the precise coordinates to launch its newest GPS satellite. Technology writers are also expected to show interest and are encouraged to participate. The GPS IIF series is the next generation of Global Positioning System or GPS satellites of the Air Force. It is an integral part of space-based navigation system that gives three-dimensional location, velocity and timing information for GPS users around the world. Although this interlocking system has been created to support the efforts of the Air Force around the world, these satellites have now been made available to the public. They are also used to directly support the mapping GPS system that we use on our cars, phones and other similar devices.
The Launch of GPS IIF project, the third and final project of the US Air Force for 2013, was kicked off last October 10 and submissions will be accepted through November 31. If you would like to take part and have the unique experience of working alongside the brightest minds of the US Air Force, you can visit http://budurl.com/AirForceCollaborate to learn more about The Air Force Collaboratory and the Launch of GPS IIF Project. You can also read about the collaborations that have been made and how you can start contributing to new collaborations.S IIF.
This will mostly appeal to physics and astronomy minded students, teachers and professionals. In addition, we expect this to interest technology writers because these satellites directly support the mapping GPS system that all of us use on our phones, computers and in the car.
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.
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@US_Air_Force launches 3rd #Collaboratory project for students,
educators & innovators. GPS IIF project open now! http://budurl.com/AirForceCollaborate #AFCollab
STEM expert? The @US_Air_Force wants YOU to submit ideas for new GPS satellite launch.http://budurl.com/AirForceCollaborate #AFCollab @GOOD