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Launch of Atlas V 401 with payload GPS IIF-7
Video courtesy of ULA
|Launch of GPS IIF-7 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-41|
Launch scheduled for 1 Aug 14 3:27:00 GMT
Local Time : 31 Jul 14 23:27:00 EDT
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster will launch the seventh of the new GPS system Block 2F for the USAF. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. This will be the second GPS IIF satellite to be launched on the Atlas V platform, the previous satellites have been mostly deployed via Delta IV boosters.
GPS IIF-7 is one of the next generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users.