Delta IV GPS IIF-6 Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launches the sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-6 satellite for the U.S. Air Force from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 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.

Flattr this!