This collection of photographs shows the Air Force’s Global Positioning System 2F-10 navigation satellite being encapsulated in the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 nose cone and hoisted atop the rocket for launch July 15.
Encapsulation occurred at Cape Canaveral’s Area 59 processing facility for the GPS satellites on June 30. Stacking atop the Atlas occurred July 6 at the Vertical Integration Facility located at Complex 41.
Photos by United Launch Alliance
See our earlier GPS 2F-10 coverage.
Our Atlas archive.