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Atlas V to Launch GPS IIF-7 on Aug. 1

United Launch Alliance GPS IIF-7 Mission Artwork

Atlas V GPS IIF-7 Mission Brochure

Rocket/Payload: An Atlas V 401 will launch the GPS IIF-7 mission for the U.S. Air Force.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 18-minute launch window opens at 11:23 p.m. EDT.

Viewing the Launch by Webcast: The live webcast will begin at 11:03 p.m. EDT.

Mission Description: GPS satellites serve and protect our warfighters by providing navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air. Civilian users around the world also use and depend on GPS for highly accurate time, location, and velocity information.

GPS IIF-7 is one of the next-generation GPS satellites, incorporating various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased signals, and enhanced performance for users.

Launch Notes: GPS IIF-7 will be the ninth of 15 planned missions ULA is slated to launch in 2014, and ULA's 86th since the company formed in 2006.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch and twitter.com/ulalaunch; hashtag #GPSIIF7.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go GPS IIF-7!



July 28, 2014: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket blasts off with the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The mission marked ULA’s eighth launch in 2014, and the 85th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.