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GPS Constellation

The Global Positioning System Directorate has approved a change to the Navstar GPS Control Segment to User Support Community Interfaces (ICD-GPS-240 and ICD-GPS-870) which will remove GPS satellite plane/slot and clock information from the Operational Advisory message. This change proposal was approved by the GPS Interface Control Working Group in December of 2018. SVN/PRN, Block Type, and NANU details will continue to be included.

A depiction of the GPS constellation of satellites with slot and plane designations is provided here as an easy-to-read graphic which will be updated as satellites enter or leave the constellation. During the GPS modernization process, the orbital configuration, as indicated by the constellation slant chart, and control station configuration may not match over the long term. For modelling purposes, the slant chart indicates actual orbital slot and plane assignments. It should be noted that the graphic merely identifies orbital slot and plane assignments and does not reflect the operational status of GPS satellites. The operational status of the GPS constellation is detailed below.

GPS CONSTELLATION STATUS FOR
Plane Slot SVN PRN Block-Type Clock Sort descending Outage Start NANU Type NANU Subject
A 1 65 24 IIF CS 18 OCT 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN65 (PRN24) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 291/1452 - JDAY 291/1707 0
C 3 72 8 IIF CS 21 OCT 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN72 (PRN08) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 294/0017 - JDAY 294/0122 0
D 2 63 1 IIF RB 10 JUL 2023 DECOM SVN63 (PRN01) DECOMMISSIONING JDAY 222/2200 0
F 6 43 13 IIR RB
D 3 45 21 IIR RB 08 APR 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN45 (PRN21) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 098/0315 - JDAY 098/1342 0
A 4 48 7 IIR-M RB 09 MAR 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN48 (PRN07) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 068/2149 - JDAY 069/0342 0
E 3 50 5 IIR-M RB 07 NOV 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN50 (PRN05) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 311/1008 - JDAY 311/1222 0
E 4 51 20 IIR RB 18 MAY 2023 FCSTDV SVN51 (PRN20) FORECAST OUTAGE JDAY 138/2230 - JDAY 139/1030 0
A 2 52 31 IIR-M RB 02 JUN 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN52 (PRN31) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 153/1332 - JDAY 153/2024 0
C 4 53 17 IIR-M RB 06 JUL 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN53 (PRN17) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 187/2117 - JDAY 188/0339 0
F 2 55 15 IIR-M RB 22 AUG 2023 UNUSABLE SVN55 (PRN15) UNUSABLE JDAY 234/1611 - JDAY 235/1446 0
B 1 56 16 IIR RB 16 FEB 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN56 (PRN16) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 047/2152 - JDAY 048/0329 0
C 1 57 29 IIR-M RB 13 APR 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN57 (PRN29) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 103/1948 - JDAY 104/0207 0
B 4 58 12 IIR-M RB 01 SEP 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN58 (PRN12) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 244/0137 - JDAY 244/0726 0
C 5 59 19 IIR RB 20 DEC 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN59 (PRN19) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 354/1744 - JDAY 354/2305 0
D 1 61 2 IIR RB 07 SEP 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN61 (PRN02) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 250/2023 - JDAY 251/0225 0
B 2 62 25 IIF RB 26 JAN 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN62 (PRN25) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 026/1535 - JDAY 026/2123 0
A 3 64 30 IIF RB 14 JUL 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN64 (PRN30) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 195/0148 - JDAY 195/0659 0
C 2 66 27 IIF RB 19 OCT 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN66 (PRN27) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 292/2352 - JDAY 293/0054 0
D 4 67 6 IIF RB 15 NOV 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN67 (PRN06) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 319/0424 - JDAY 319/0536 0
F 3 68 9 IIF RB 14 SEP 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN68 (PRN09) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 257/2352 - JDAY 258/0504 0
E 1 69 3 IIF RB 19 OCT 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN69 (PRN03) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 292/1923 - JDAY 292/2055 0
F 1 70 32 IIF RB 25 AUG 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN70 (PRN32) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 237/0234 - JDAY 237/0740 0
B 5 71 26 IIF RB 08 DEC 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN71 (PRN26) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 342/1330 - JDAY 343/0343 0
E 2 73 10 IIF RB 21 OCT 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN73 (PRN10) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 294/1418 - JDAY 294/1555 0
F 4 74 4 III RB 29 JUL 2022 FCSTDV SVN74 (PRN04) FORECAST OUTAGE JDAY 210/0200 - JDAY 210/1400 0
D 6 75 18 III RB 19 MAY 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN75 (PRN18) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 139/2019 - JDAY 140/0203 0
E 5 76 23 III RB 13 DEC 2022 FCSTSUMM SVN76 (PRN23) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 347/1100 - JDAY 347/2350 0
B 6 77 14 III RB 28 MAR 2022 UNUSABLE SVN77 (PRN14) UNUSABLE JDAY 087/0740 - JDAY 087/2035 0
D 5 78 11 III RB 30 JUN 2023 FCSTSUMM SVN78 (PRN11) FORECAST OUTAGE SUMMARY JDAY 181/0528 - JDAY 181/1134 0
A 6 79 28 III RB 10 AUG 2023 UNUSABLE SVN79 (PRN28) UNUSABLE JDAY 222/2352 - JDAY 241/2304 0

General Information NANUs
2020089 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2020089 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
Please disregard NANU 2020088 due to an error in the naming convention. Outage start and stop times remain accurate. The correct NANU will be labeled UNUSABLE.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022002 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022002 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
On approximately 20 JAN 2022, SVN41 will resume transmitting L-band utilizing PRN22.

On 20 JAN 2022, after 2200Z, GPS will transition SVN41 (PRN22) into the broadcast almanac for all satellites:
- The almanac transition, accomplished one satellite at a time, will require approximately 24 hours to complete
- Before, during, and after transition SVN41 (PRN22) will remain unusable until further notice
- Future NANUs will notify users of any changes to the above stated status
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022016 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022016 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
PLEASE DISREGARD NANU 2022015 DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE NAMING CONVENTION. OUTAGE START AND STOP TIMES REMAIN ACCURATE. THE CORRECT NANU WILL BE LABELED UNUSABLE.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022042 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022042 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
NANU 2022040 Labelled Incorrectly. NANU 2022041 Reflects Correct Label.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022054 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022054 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
NANU 2022053 Outage Stop Time Incorrect, Outage Ongoing. UNUSABLE to Follow. NANU 2022053 is to be Disregarded.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022086 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022086 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
On approximately 27 OCT 2022, SVN49 will resume transmitting L-band utilizing PRN28; at L-band activation, SVN49/PRN28 will be unusable until further notice (additionally, no broadcast almanacs will include SVN49/PRN28 until further notice).
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2022104 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2022104 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
Please disregard NANU 2022101. Please reference NANU 2022103 instead.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS OPERATIONS CENTER at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL
2023042 NOTICE ADVISORY TO NAVSTAR USERS (NANU) 2023042 NANU TYPE: GENERAL
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***
On approximately 14 AUG 2023, SVN44 will resume transmitting L-band utilizing PRN22.

On 10 AUG 2023, GPS will transition SVN44 (PRN22) into the broadcast almanac for all satellites. The almanac transition, accomplished one satellite at a time, will require approximately 24 hours to complete. Before, during, and after transition SVN44 (PRN22) will remain unusable until further notice. Future NANUs will notify users of any changes to the above stated status.
*** GENERAL MESSAGE TO ALL GPS USERS ***

POC: CIVILIAN - NAVCEN AT 703-313-5900, HTTPS://WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV
MILITARY - GPS WARFIGHTER COLLABORATION CELL at HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL/GPSOC, DSN 560-2541,
COMM 719-567-2541, gpsoperationscenter@us.af.mil, HTTPS://GPS.AFSPC.AF.MIL
MILITARY ALTERNATE - JOINT SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER, DSN 276-3526. COMM 805-606-3526.
JSPOCCOMBATOPS@US.AF.MIL