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NAVSTAR 60 (USA 196)

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NAVSTAR 60 (USA 196) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 32260
Int'l Code: 2007-047A
Perigee: 19,951.4 km
Apogee: 20,430.0 km
Inclination: 53.2 °
Period: 718.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 26561 km
RCS: 6.317 m2 (large)
Launch date: October 17, 2007
Source: United States (US)
Launch site: AIR FORCE EASTERN TEST RANGE (AFETR)
PRN: 15

The $75 million satellite, officially known as GPS 2R-17, is the fourth in an ongoing series of eight with improvements designed to better the GPS network. The modernized satellites transmit additional signals and feature improvements aimed at greater accuracy, tougher resistance to interference and enhanced performance for users around the world. The new civilian signal removes navigation errors caused by the Earth's ionosphere. The military advancements will provide a more robust jam-resistant signal and enable better targeting of GPS-guided weapons in hostile environments.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 32260U 07047A   17147.66196027 +.00000026 +00000-0 +00000-0 0  9996
2 32260 053.2363 217.1574 0090097 032.1512 328.4775 02.00548028070511
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC