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Events: 3,2,1,Liftoff The latest GPS Satellite successfully launched

Yesterday saw the launch of the 17th Satellite in the latest GPS Constellation: GPS 2R-17 powered by a Delta 2 rocket. I just happened to be on holiday in Florida at the time (or so I told my wife) and was invited by the 45th Space Wing from Patrick Air Force Base to join a number of other reporters just under 1.5 miles from Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base to watch the spacecraft being blasted into space.

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We also have a short video of the launch.

Click here for a quicktime movie of the launch
or here for a windows media version.

I am afraid the sound has not recorded very well and I dont have the correct tools to record a voice over on my laptop. I will fix this on my return and will post in this forum when the movie has been updated properly.

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Posted on Friday, October 19 @ 06:14:28 UTC by Mike Barrett

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