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Launch Photos: Air Force GPS Satellite Soars into Orbit

GPS Satellite Launch

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The $245 million Global Positioning System 2F-6 will be used to upgrade the navigation system. Image uploaded May 17, 2014.

Atlas 5 Launches GPS Satellite

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This ULA Atlas 5 rocket launched a new GPS satellite to space on May 16, 2014.

GPS Satellite Launches Atop Atlas 5

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launched a new GPS satellite for the U.S. Air Force Friday, May 16, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

GPS 2F-6 Satellite Illustration

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The GPS 2F-6 satellite will upgrade the GPS satellite system. The satellite launched to orbit on May 16, 2014.

GPS 2F-6 Spacecraft Mission Overview

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A new GPS satellite launched to space atop a Delta 4 rocket from Florida on May 16, 2014.

GPS IIF Satellite

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An artist’s illustration of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS 2F-6 global positioning system satellite.

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