Air Force GPS Satellite Sent Into Space In Night Launch

By Gabe Starosta, Courtney Albon / February 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM
An Air Force Global Positioning System satellite was thrust into orbit without a hitch last night aboard a Delta IV rocket booster provided by the United Launch Alliance. The launch took place at 8:59 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The satellite sent into space is the fifth GPS IIF space vehicle and was built by Boeing. GPS IIF-5 will replace an aging GPS IIA satellite that has been in orbit for more than 20 years. That outgoing...

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