Delta Rocket Launch Gives GPS Satellite System Another Boost

March 26, 2015 1:15 AM

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Delta Rocket Launch Gives GPS Satellite System Another Boost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A 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-tall (63-meter-tall) booster, built and flown by United Launch Alliance, bolted off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, marking the third launch in 25 days from the nation's busiest spaceport.

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