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Newest GPS satellite goes active

December 18, 2014

The fourth modernized Global Positioning System satellite launched this year has completed in-orbit testing and joined the constellation.

Video: Atlas 5 GPS 2F-8 Launch Highlights

October 30, 2014

Video highlights of the 50th Atlas 5 flight. The United Launch Alliance rocket carried the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS 2F-8) satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Atlas 5 rocket rolled to Cape Canaveral launch pad

October 28, 2014

An Atlas 5 rocket has been rolled out to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral for blastoff to deploy a replacement satellite to strengthen the Global Positioning System for U.S. military forces and the worldwide economy.

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

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