Boeing Delta II Places Air Force GPS Satellite into Orbit

A Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II rocket has successfully deployed a Global Positioning System (GPS) IIR-10 satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

Liftoff of the Delta II occurred at 3:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The deployment sequence was completed in 68 minutes at 4:13 a.m. EST.

The GPS satellite, which will orbit nearly 11,000 miles above the Earth, was launched aboard a Delta II 7925-9.5 vehicle.

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For further information:

Erik Simonsen
Air Force Systems
office: (562) 496-5692
Tina Lange
Florida Operations
office: (321) 264-8582
Communications
(714) 896-1301
Boeing Launch Hotline
(714) 896-4770

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