Tuesday's Delta II launch delayed

Bad weather on Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Station Fla., has delayed the launch of a U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket. The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday. The 16-minute launch window is now set to open at 8:55 a.m. EDT Wednesday. All 29 GPS satellites in orbit have been launched aboard Delta II rockets, dating back to the first in 1974. The company currently has an additional 17 launches manifested for the global navigation system. More information:

Boeing will host a live video feed of the GPS launch beginning at 8:45 a.m. EST, with bars and tone beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST.

Satellite coordinates are: Ku-band, GE 3K, Transponder 18, located at 87 degrees. The downlink frequency is 12060 MHz vertical.


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