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What was Atlas V carrying?

Ned Berke
According to United Launch Alliance: As a result of increased civil and commercial use as well as experience in military operations, the USAF is deploying the new GPS IIF series to sustain the space and control segments while improving mission performance. The new GPS line features:
– Two times greater predicted signal accuracy than heritage satellites.
– New L5 signals for more robust civil and commercial aviation.
– An on-orbit, reprogrammable processor, receiving software uploads for improved system operation.
– Military signal “M-code” and variable power for better resistance to jamming hostile environments,
meeting the needs of emerging doctrines of navigation warfare.