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Main » 2009 » August » 19 » GPS 2R-21 satellite is in orbit.


GPS 2R-21 satellite is in orbit.
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Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global Positioning System satellite launch occurred on August 17, 2009, ending one of the most successful space launch programs in American history. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 10.35 UTC.

GPS is a space-based positioning system designed and operated as a 24-satellite constellation that provides precision navigation and timing information to military and civilian users worldwide.
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