International Astronautical Federation 60th Anniversary Award Presentation
4 October 2011
On 4 October 2011, the Global Positioning System (GPS) was recognized as the recipient of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) 60th Anniversary Award. This one-time award recognized an outstanding achievement in the area of space applications for human benefit. The award was presented during a ceremony at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, held 3–l7 October 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. AIAA, as an IAF member organization, nominated GPS for this award.
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