Delta rocket blasts off from Florida with improved GPS satellite

March 25, 2015 8:26 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday to deliver the ninth of 12 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites into orbit.

The 207-foot (63 meter) booster, built and flown by United Launch Alliance, bolted off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2:36 p.m. EDT, the third launch in 25 days from the nation’s busiest spaceport. ULA is a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.

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