19 May 2014
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket has successfully launched the sixth global positioning system IIF-6 satellite for the US Air Force from Space Launch Complex-37.
This is ULA´s fifth launch in 2014, and the 82nd successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.
GPS IIF-6 is the sixth in a series of next generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth´s surface. The GPS IIF series provides improved accuracy and enhanced performance for GPS users.
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