UPDATE (May 15, 2014, 7:20 p.m. EDT): The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV carrying the Air Force’s Global Positioning System IIF-6 payload was scrubbed today due to the violation of multiple weather criteria.
The launch is rescheduled for Friday, May 16 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch time is 8:03 p.m. EDT. The forecast for May 16 shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.
Delta IV GPS IIF-6 Mission Overview
Rocket/Payload: A Delta IV M+ (4,2) will launch the GPS IIF-6 mission for the U.S. Air Force.
Date/Site/Launch Time: Friday, May 16, 2014, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 19-minute launch window opens at 8:03 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-6 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-6 will be ULA’s fifth launch of 2014 and 82nd overall. It also will mark the 26th flight of the Delta IV launch vehicle since its inaugural flight in November 2002.
Viewing the Launch By Webcast: The May 16 launch webcast will begin at 7:43 p.m. EDT.
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 #GPSIIF6.
Go Delta! Go GPS IIF-6!