USAF to Launch GPS Satellite on 20 May

18 May 2010 (Last Updated May 18th, 2010 18:30)

The US Air Force will launch the first global positioning system block IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle on 20 May 2010. The satellite is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It will be the first time a block IIF

The US Air Force will launch the first global positioning system block IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle on 20 May 2010.

The satellite is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

It will be the first time a block IIF satellite has been launched on a Delta IV evolved expendable launch vehicle.

The GPS IIF system, critical to US national security, will add next-generation performance to the current satellite constellation.

It will sustain the GPS constellation and feature increased capability, improved mission performance and longevity.