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ATK Technologies Support Launch of ULA's Delta IV Rocket Carrying GPS IIF-5

The Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 is moved onto a transporter on 17 September 2013, whilst in clean room conditions at the Navstar Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo Credit: Boeing

ATK propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported Thursday’s successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket [...]

IMAGE FEATURE: ULA Delta-IV Rocket Launches GPS IIF-5 Under Cover of Darkness

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully returned its workhorse Delta IV launch vehicle to operational service on Feb. 20, 2014, with the rousing 8:59 p.m. EST liftoff of a key mission to insert the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite into a medium orbit, some 11,047 nautical miles (20,460 km) above Earth. Photo Credit: John [...]

After Four-Month Delay, 25th Delta IV Primed for Thursday Launch of GPS IIF-5 Satellite

A Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 vehicle—with a 13-foot (four-meter) payload fairing and two Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM)-60s—roars toward orbit with GPS IIF-3 in October 2012. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News

Four months later than planned, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is ready to fly its venerable Delta IV for the 25th time on [...]

Engine Problems Delay Next Week's Planned ULA Delta-IV GPS IIF-5 Launch

The Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 is moved onto a transporter on 17 September 2013, whilst in clean room conditions at the Navstar Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo Credit: Boeing

Next week’s planned launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta-IV rocket with the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite [...]

Faulty Valve Replacement Delays ULA's Next Delta IV Launch

The Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 is moved onto a transporter on 17 September 2013, whilst in clean room conditions at the Navstar Processing Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo Credit: Boeing

With a launch-heavy weekend behind us—Sunday, 29 September having seen both the successful maiden flight of SpaceX’s [...]

Atlas V Boosts GPS IIF-4 Satellite Into Orbit

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V 401 lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully launched its Atlas V rocket on an ambitious mission to insert the [...]

Space Coast Braces for Two Launches in One Week

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Florida’s Space Coast is poised to host near back-to-back launches in the coming days. Two different launch vehicles are slated to roar off of the launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. United Launch Alliance (ULA) is planning to launch an Atlas [...]

Launch Viewing Guide: ULA Atlas V Rocket With GPS IIF-4 Satellite Set for Wednesday Evening

Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) is preparing to launch an Atlas V 401 rocket with the Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) in Florida. Launch is currently set to take place May 15 at [...]

Atlas V Stands Ready to Launch GPS IIF-4 Satellite

Wednesday’s launch of GPS IIF-4 will follow hard on the heels of the successful Atlas V 401 flight of SBIRS GEO-2 in March. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

United Launch Alliance’s venerable Atlas V booster is set to roar aloft on 15 May on a mission to place the Global Positioning [...]

US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Contracts to Begin Work on Next Set of GPS III Satellites

Image Credit: GPS.gov

DENVER, Feb. 25, 2013 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] two fixed-price contracts totaling $120 million to procure long-lead parts for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III.

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