8th GPS IIF Satellite Launches Successfully

October 29, 2014 6:30 PM

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8th GPS IIF Satellite Launches Successfully

The eighth GPS Block IIF navigation satellite launched successfully today (October 29, 2014) at 1:21 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on board United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Today’s launch, the fourth ULA GPS mission this year, followed the dramatic explosion of an Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket yesterday shortly after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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