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Atlas 5/GPS 2F-8 launch timeline

October 27, 2014

Follow the Atlas 5 rocket’s ascent into orbit from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 41 launch pad with the U.S. Air Force’s GPS 2F-8 navigation satellite. T+0:00:01.1: Liftoff T+0:01:18.5: Mach 1 and Max Q T+0:04:03.8: Main Engine Cutoff T+0:04:09.8: Stage Separation T+0:04:19.8: Centaur Ignition No. 1 T+0:04:27.8: Nose Cone Jettison T+0:17:09.4: Centaur Engine Cutoff No. 1 T+3:18:02:1: Centaur Ignition No. 2 T+3:19:31.8: Centaur Engine Cutoff No. 2 T+3:24:17.5: Spacecraft Separation

GPS modernization continues with quick pace of launches

October 13, 2014

A new satellite launched Aug. 1 has joined the U.S. Air Force’s GPS navigation network to help guide everything from bombs to road trippers to their destinations, with final preparations on track to send up another GPS spacecraft at the end of October.

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