Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sixth Next-Gen GPS Satellite Successfully Launched

The sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-6 satellite for the U.S. Air Force was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a Delta IV rocket from the United Launch Alliance.

GPS IIF-6 will join the next generation GPS timing and navigation system, which features24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth's surface.

This marks ULA's fifth launch in 2014, and the 82nd successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

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