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News: GPS IIF-6 heads into orbit onto of a Delta IV rocket

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At sunset in Florida yesterday the latest in the Block IIF satellites was launched into orbit on top of a Delta IV rocket. With a beautiful red sky as the backdrop the rocket climbed into the sky assisted by twin solid rocket boosters.

The mission to place the GPS IIF-6 satellite into orbit took just over three hours with a lengthy unpowered cruise phase before a final orbit burn and the release of the satellite.

Continue to read the launch report from our Wired4Space.com associate with images and launch video...

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Posted on Saturday, May 17 @ 12:29:09 UTC by Mike Barrett

 
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