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Launch of Atlas V 401 with payload GPS IIF-8
Video courtesy of ULA
|Launch of GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex LC-41|
Launch scheduled for 29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
Local Time : 29 Oct 14 13:21:00 EDT
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 vehicle will deliver the
GPS IIF-8 satellite to semi-synchronous circular orbit. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
This will be the 4th GPS II-F satellite to be launched this year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as ULA progresses toward completion of the 12-strong “Interim” Block IIF constellation of global positioning, velocity, and timing satellites. The mission will be undertaken by the workhorse Atlas V, flying in its “401” configuration, which boasts a 13-foot-diameter (4-meter) payload fairing, no strap-on boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.