Atlas V Rocket Set to Launch GPS IIF-10 Satellite Into Orbit

The Atlas V rocket is on schedule to launch this morning from Cape Canaveral to send a new generation GPS satellite into orbit. The launch window will begin at 11:36AM and will close at 11:54AM. During the 18-minute window if weather conditions remain clear and baring no technical issues, it should lift off.

The Atlas V is a rocket built and launched by United Launch Alliance which is a joint venture company between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA was formed in December of 2006 and has since had 54 missions without any failure (knock on wood).

The GPS IIF-10 being launched into orbit by the Atlas V rocket will serve U.S. military options on lad, sea, and by air. The new tech provides greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users.

You can watch the LIVE launch of the Atlas 5 rocket here.

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