Video Feature: Launch of GPS IIF4


Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — There could not have been clearer skies on May 15, 2013, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch of an Atlas V 401 rocket with its GPS IIF-4 payload took place right on time and encountered zero obvious issues on the road to orbit. Representatives from both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the United States Air Force consented to interview and detailed various elements of this mission. Every element of the operation was handled smoothly and efficiently. The daisy-chain of events that has to take place prior to lift-off occurred right on time. Culminating in the 70th launch in 77 months for ULA. Don’t take my word for it—check out the video above to see for yourself.

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