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Well another good launch as Russia just had a failed launch a few days ago.


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AP 1 day ago | By Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite.


The United Launch Alliance rocket that soared into space Friday will place a navigation satellite into the Global Positioning System constellation for the Air Force. This is the sixth such satellite deployed by the Air Force.

The GPS 2F satellites provide enhanced military signals that have greater accuracy and are more resistant to signal jamming. They also have some civilian applications and a longer life expectancy than the previous generation of satellites.

About three hours after launch, the rocket will deliver the satellite directly to the GPS constellation, which is orbiting at an altitude of 11,047 nautical miles.
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Mebbe gonna spy on Rocket Boy...

US Launches Spy Satellite From California
September 24, 2017 A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified NROL-42 satellite lifted off at 10:49 p.m. PDT Saturday. All systems were going well when the launch webcast concluded about three minutes into the flight.


A SpaceX rocket carrying a satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017. The United Launch Alliance sent a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit Saturday.

National Reconnaissance Office satellites gather intelligence information for U.S. national security and an array of other purposes including assessing impacts of natural disasters.

U.S. officials have not revealed what the spacecraft will be doing or what its orbit will be. United Launch Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

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US Launches Spy Satellite From California
September 24, 2017 A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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