Photos: Next GPS satellite readied for launch

The U.S. Air Force’s ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) 2F satellite, GPS 2F-9, is encapsulated in the Delta 4 rocket’s four-meter-diameter nose cone at a processing facility and then moved to the launch pad at Complex 37 for mating to its booster inside the mobile service tower.

Launch is March 25 at 2:36 p.m. EDT (1836 GMT).

Credit: United Launch Alliance photos

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