Delta IV M+(4,2) | GPS IIF-5 (USA-248)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta IV M+(4,2) Rocket

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United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta IV M+(4,2) rocket as part of the GPS IIF-5 mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Thu, Feb 20th, 2014, 8:59 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta IV M+(4,2) and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

GPS IIF-5

GPS Block IIF, or GPS IIF is an interim class of GPS satellite, which will be used to keep the Navstar Global Positioning System operational until the GPS Block IIIA satellites become operational. They are being built by Boeing, and will be operated by the United States Air Force following their launch by United Launch Alliance, using Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles.

Location

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta IV M+(4,2)

Description

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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