Samstag, 23. Mai 2015 - 16:30 Uhr
Atlas V to Launch GPS IIF-10 for the U.S. Air Force
Atlas V GPS IIF-10 Mission ArtworkRocket/Payload: An Atlas V 501 will launch the GPS IIF-10 mission for the U.S. Air Force.
Date/Site/Launch Time: Wednesday, July 15, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Mission Description: GPS satellites serve and protect our warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. Civilian users around the world also use and depend on GPS for highly accurate time, location, and velocity information.
GPS IIF-10 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users.
Launch Notes: GPS IIF-10 marks the 55th Atlas V launch since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002 and the sixth flight of the 501 configuration. Every operational GPS mission has launched on a ULA or heritage rocket.