Boeing Delta II Deploys 50th GPS Satellite

The 50th satellite launched for the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS), GPS IIR-11, was delivered to space today by a Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II rocket.

The three-stage configuration Delta II launch vehicle lifted off from Space Launch Complex 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 12:53 p.m. EST.

GPS IIR-11 was successfully deployed to a transfer orbit following a 68-minute flight, where it will join the 24-satellite system.


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