Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A new GPS Satellite Arrives on Orbit this Morning

The Air Force and United Launch Alliance successfully launched this morning a newer, more advanced global positioning system satellite from Cape Canaveral AFS, FL.

Following the Delta II 7925 second stage and third stage burns one hour into the launch as it soared over the western Pacific Ocean, the new GPS satellite separated at 5:42 am EDT this morning.

Late this summer, targeted now for August 14th, a NAVSTAR GPS IIR-21 will liftoff from the Cape, too.

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