GPS Spacecraft Ready for Launch Aboard Boeing Delta II

A Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II rocket is scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System, or GPS, satellite on March 31 from Space Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

The launch of GPS IIR-9 will occur during a 15-minute launch window that opens at 4:54 p.m. EST. A Boeing Delta II 7925 configuration launch vehicle will be used for the mission. The spacecraft will be deployed 68 minutes after liftoff.

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