On May 28, 2010 at 03:00 UTC the Delta 4 rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The rocket orbited the GPS 2F-1 navigation satellite. The American satellite will be used for national security and navigation. It's the first of a new generation of Global Positioning System satellites going into orbit. A dozen such Boeing-built satellites will be launched over the next several years to replace 20-year-old satellites now in service.