Wednesday, July 13, 2011

GPS IIF launch postponed 24 hours

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the GPS IIF-2 payload for the Air Force is being postponed 24 hours to allow the GPS spacecraft team time to complete an assessment of a technical item.

The launch is rescheduled for Friday from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, at the opening of a 19-minute window at 2:45 a.m. EDT. The forecast for Friday shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.


Isabel said...
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Isabel said...

This Boeing-made GPS IIF-2 is the 62nd GPS satellite launched into the orbit and serves as a replacement for the USA-71.
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