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GPS IIF-8 (USA-258)

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission


GPS IIF-8

  • Type: Navigation
  • Orbit: Medium Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $115,000,000

GPS IIF-8 is a next-generation GPS satellite which provides navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air.

Location


Space Launch Complex 41

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 41 has witnessed the launch of 111 rockets, including 111 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 931 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 41

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 401

Agency


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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