7th next-generation GPS satellite blasts off from The Cape

August 2, 2014 11:17 PM

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8/2/2014 - CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The U.S. Air Force supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that roared to life carrying the Air Force's seventh Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System at 11:23 p.m. EDT Aug. 1 from Space Launch Complex 41.

The rocket flew in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

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