The AtlasV will launch, and the second stage Centaur will position, the Air Force’s tenth IIF Navigation satellite into orbit. All part of a Global Positioning System (GPS). Launching from Space Launch Complex (SLC) 41 this will be the 55th launch of an AtlasV rocket since 2002, according to the United Launch Alliance web site.
A hot day out on the ITL Causeway for this 11:35am launch. The Cape is on ‘Bravo’ security, access is limited for viewing inside the launch area. Select media and dignitaries have credentials after passing security clearance by the US Air Force.
A Little On This GPSIIF Satellite: Boeing
This launch went off without a hitch as is typical with ULA and their AtlasV and Centaur stages. Congratulations to all for a successful mission.