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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the seventh Global Positioning System (GPS II-7) satellite for the U.S. Air Force launched from Space Launch Complex-41. This was the second successful ULA launch in just four days. GPS IIF-7 is the seventh in a series of next-generation GPS satellites and will join a worldwide timing and navigation system utilizing 24 satellites in six different planes, with a minimum of four satellites per plane positioned in orbit approximately 11,000 miles above the Earth’s surface.